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"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Jack LaLanne

Fitness and nutrition expert --via Reuters. He really was the founder of the fitness movement, opening his own health spa/gym in 1936. He emphasized good diet and exercise. His TV show, which I grew up watching, was notable for his bouncy, vital address of the viewer and his boundless good will and good humor.

An evangelist of good health, and the mental and emotional peace it brings. God bless you, Jack!