Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Ronald, Hubert, and Peter

In watching the ABC News memorial to Peter Jennings, I am reminded of my own theory that we tend to overdo things when someone famous dies.

This was true last year with the Ronald Reagan memorial(s). Overdoing things when a former president dies is a nice testament to America and a good civics lesson. Still, services at the Presidential Library, Capitol Building, National Cathedral, and at the library again was certainly sufficient.

When I was in fifth grade, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey died. My friend Charlie remarked that if they kept carrying around his body, it would start to smell.


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