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The Lost Children of Tuam - The New York Times
The story of the Mother and Baby Home of Tuam, Ireland. During the first half of the last century, it was where women were sent who bore children out of wedlock. The mothers were generally sent home after a year, but the children stayed, most often in appalling conditions that caused hundreds upon hundreds of unnecessary deaths. And when those children died, they were considered too shameful to be buried with decent folk in the local graveyard.
nytimes  ireland  tuam  motherandbabyhomeoftuam  orphans  children  death  coverups  catholicism 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What a Home Funeral Is Really Like - True Story of Dying at Home - Esquire
Deloy Oberlin didn't know how much time his wife had left, but he knew he wanted to spend their final days together fulfilling her last wish.
death  dying  esquire  homefunerals 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
My Drowning (And Other Inconveniences) | Outside Online
After a legendary career in adventure writing, Tim Cahill thought his story was over. Thrown from a raft in the Grand Canyon’s Lava Falls, he was trapped underwater and out of air. When he finally reached land, his heart stopped for several minutes. Then he came back—and decided to risk Lava again.
outside  grandcanyon  death  neardeath  lavafalls  drowning 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Pet Tortoise Who Will Outlive Us All - The New York Times
It’s humbling to care for an animal that reminds
you, each day, of your own imminent death.
tortoise  pets  life  death  animals  nytimes  nytimesmag 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Brooklyn Murder on Sept. 11, 2001, Remains Unsolved - The New York Times
Henryk Siwiak, a Polish immigrant traveling to a new job in Brooklyn, got off the subway at the wrong stop and was shot.
henrysiwiak  september11th  newyork  nytimes  death 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
My Grandmother’s Shroud - The New York Times
When my grandmother, my mother’s mother, died in late June in Nigeria, I was in Italy, at a conference. I wasn’t with her when she slipped into a coma or, three days later, when she died. When my brother told me the news, I called my mother and other members of my family to commiserate with them. She was buried the day of her death, in keeping with Muslim custom, and I couldn’t attend her funeral. My mother, visiting friends in Houston, would also miss the funeral.
tejucole  nytimes  nytimesmag  photographs  memories  death  mourning 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Exciting Life and Lonely Death of a Basketball Vagabond - The New York Times
Jackson Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34 cast a lonely light across his life.
jacksonvroman  basketball  nytimes  death  sports 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death - The New York Times
Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying openly and without fear could be his legacy, if his doctor, friends and family helped him.
death  dying  assistedsuicide  johnshields  nytimes  nytimesmag 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
‘Our Curse’
In this Oscar-nominated documentary, a young couple struggles to overcome every new parent’s worst nightmare: a child born with a life-threatening illness.
nytimes  shortfilms  oscarnominatedfilms  oscarnominatedshortfilms  death  disease  parenting 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Death of a Playmate by Teresa Carpenter
Dorothy Stratten was the focus of the dreams and ambitions of three men. One killed her.
teresacarpenter  deathofaplaymate  villagevoice  dorothystratten  playboy  death  murder 
october 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The New Normal
Your brother is dead. He was found dead. He died. He is dead. I can’t recall the exact phrase. She definitely used some tense of “to die” — not some other euphemism for permanently and suddenly gone from your life from this point forward. She didn’t say, “Your brother passed away.” Passing away is too natural, too as it should be. Passing away is what my grandmother did in her sleep at 92 after living a complete life. It was sad. And, expected.
death  harriswittels  grieving  tragedy  stephaniewittelswachs  medium 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
John Lurie on Ornette Coleman
When I first started playing saxophone and discovered Ornette Coleman he freed me up. He put me on a path that made sense for me to follow
johnlurie  ornettecoleman  music  death  facebook 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Cheerleaders
A small town in Upstate New York, and one family in particular, endures a five-year string of car accidents, suicides, and murders.
death  murder  newyork  truecrime  spin 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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