Thursday, May 22, 2008

What a Life!

Huntington Hartford II passed away recently. He was 96. Here is my favorite quote:
Mr. Hartford began reaping the financial benefits at age 6, when his grandfather died and provided him with an annual income of $1.5 million.
That was back in 1912, when $1.5 million was a lot of money. Anyway, this guy was pretty incredible.

Barbara Sears Rockefeller also passed recently. She had quite the life and the obit leads you to find out more.

I like to read the obits. Some of them are really great. Through obits, I have discovered people and music that are new to me (e.g., Max Roach.) It's often a sad occasion, but this is how people can achieve a share of immortality. When a life can inspire others after it's over, that is really special.

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