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Posts Tagged ‘Death


March 10, 2013

The first dead body I ever saw had an unlit cigarette in its mouth. I was about twelve years old and Father Murray, our diminutive and eccentric history teacher was laid out in a coffin in the school chapel. We all had to file past to pay our final respects. A lad, a few up […]

The last time I saw Norman

March 5, 2012

The last time I saw Norman was about five or six weeks ago. The two of us were stood talking at the gate to his house just diagonally across from mine. I paid Norman some compliment or other – to be honest I can’t quite remember what it was. I do recall his response though: […]