I hope when I'm dying I won't be pestered by Tom Brokaw and Maria Shriver.
Never thought Buchwald lived up to his hype, but I did admire his tenacity in fighting Hollywood when they stole his idea which became Eddie Murphy's hit, COMING TO AMERICA (I think that's name). He's one of the few who actually won a lawsuit, I believe. He exposed Hollywood for the lying scum they are.
Good post. I might be tempted to say something churlish, but I reject it and say again, GOOD POST!
Art is facing death with great dignity and aplomb. His columns often made me laugh. I'm glad to hear that his last days are being spent with quiet joy and humble rememberings.
And I think it's great that all his friends and colleagues can drop in. Hospice is a good way to go.
Thanks for the post. I was unaware of any of this. May God bless him!
I cannot comprehend what it would be like to care so little about whether there is a God, or whether we will survive after death. I just don't understand how a mind like that works. It makes me sad.
The question is, why is he in hospice when he's obviously in such great shape? In his shoes, most people would choose to die at home.
Art is a lib but he was a funny guy. I'll say a prayer for him and his family.
And a courageous son of America. From Wikipedia:
"He did not graduate high school, and left home to join the Marines when he was 17.
From October 1942 to October 1945, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps, attached to the Fourth Marine Air Wing. He spent two years in the Pacific Theater and was discharged from the service as a sergeant."
Art on being/becoming a leatherneck: "They beat me up for 12 weeks, then told me "Don't do anything wrong!" And I didn't, for 4 years."
Is this guy still going? Good luck to him and I hope he makes it.
My Mom lived with us when she started her dialysis. Her life orbited around those three day a week treatments. The clinic day was pretty much down time for her. Then, her diet had to be controlled as to limit, Potassium, Sodium, and Calcium, which eliminated about %80 of her customary diet items. Liquids had to be controlled or else risk accumulation of fluid in the lungs. The regimen was a constant battle for her and her quality of life wasn't near as good as when here kidneys we functioning. In view of this, I could not find any fault in Art's decision to fore go dialysis.