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Letter to the Editor
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Obits interesting

As a Valley News Dispatch subscriber and an ardent reader for 59 years, I want to share what I consider to be one of the paper's most interesting and informative features — the obituaries.

Years ago, the obits weren't as informative as they are today. They merely stated the date of death, the survivors and employment record.

Today, we learn of the deceased's accomplishments, college affiliations, organization memberships, hobbies, etc., in addition to loved ones left behind and employment record. I just love how their pets are named and remembered too. After all, our pets are very important parts of our lives.

As I learn of these most impressive lives, it makes me evaluate my own life. Let's all evaluate our lives and see if we can become more successful like so many we read about. Remember, as we go about our daily lives, we are creating our legacy. Let's make it a good one.

Gloria Wiles

New Kensington

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