The Last Laugh

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I have to admit I didn’t read or pay much attention to Art Buchwald when he was alive and writing his humor column, primarily because I don’t find politics to be a humorous proposition.  Politicians need poking at, yes, but politics has deadly consequences.

That being said, Mr. Buchwald did manage to go out with class, dignity–and humor.  Refusing dialysis, he faced certain death but hung in there for almost a year until his kidneys failed him at 81. 

Class act that, but then to top it off he filmed a video before his death in which he announced, “Hi, I’m Art Buchwald and I just died.”

If you can maintain your humor until your death, that says something grand about you.

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