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Kofi Annan

18 August 2018 - 12:58 PM

Former Secretary general of the UN


V. S. Naipaul

12 August 2018 - 05:00 PM

Booker and Nobel prize winner. It's been decades since I last read one of his novels


Joel Robuchon

06 August 2018 - 11:20 AM


Only 73.

Smithfield Foods closes smokehouse

22 July 2018 - 04:51 PM

I felt a little uncomfortable posting this in Good-bye among obituaries of people. Hope Virginia belongs here (or is it the South?)

Smithfield foods is closing their smokehouse which is the birthplace of Smithfield hams


The company says they have enough hams stockpiled until a decision is made re: rebuilding, etc.

Madeleine Kamman at 87

21 July 2018 - 12:46 AM




I remember hearing she didn't particularly care for Julia Child, but it was nice to read that softened a bit toward her.


It was not much of a feud, though. Ms. Child did not return much fire and eventually Ms. Kamman mellowed toward her rival.