I’ve started a new project that is personal in nature: In Memoriam. This summary from the first edition explains what I’m trying to accomplish:
This is a new newsletter, one that will focus on the rich lives of people before they die. I don’t know if you’ve ever had the experience of reading an obituary and only then understanding what an amazing person the recently deceased was. More than once, I’ve wondered why popular culture didn’t make this aspect of the person better known. This newsletter seeks to remedy this.
This newsletter will address this “problem” in two ways: 1) articles about the recently departed and 2) articles about those still with us. With respect for the recently departed, I will explore a misunderstood and little known aspect of the person.
With that in mind, the most recent edition was on country music star Loretta Lynn, a groundbreaking and often controversial artist.
Photo Credits: Detroit Publishing Co., Copyright Claimant, and Publisher Detroit Publishing Co, Jackson, William Henry, photographer. Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington. United States Washington D.C. District of Columbia Washington D.C, ca. 1902. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016800361/ and The Main Street of Honolulu, H.I. Hawaii Honolulu, 1902. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018647428/.