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Famous Last Words for Not-so-Famous People

What will your last words be?  Karl Marx’s famous last words: “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” Winston Churchill’s famous last words: “I’m bored with it all.” Jack Daniels’ famous last words: “One last drink, please.” My famous last words: ??? One...

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Remembering the 4th of July in 2020

Everyone on the WiL team wishes you had a phenomenal 4th of July! We all hope you were able to spend the holiday with the most important people in your life, whether it be friends or family, in a socially distant manner (or even virtually). Take this moment to be...

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Richard Choi, LA, Obituary & Memorial

Richard - I hope you're able to look down on us today. For the past few years, I've periodically looked for you. I searched on LinkedIn, on Facebook and elsewhere online to see if I could find you. You were nowhere to be found. I thought maybe you wanted to keep your...

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Al Sugiyama, Seattle, Obituary

My friend Al passed away on January 2, 2017. He passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer here in Seattle. Below, I share what was written about him by many. Before I do, I would like to share an email string you and I had before you left our world --...

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The Best Quotes about “Life After Loss”

10 Popular quotes from GoodReads “Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will...

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The Best “Old Memories Quotes”

10 Popular quotes from GoodReads “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”― Lois Lowry, The Giver (5206 likes 4/25/2020; Goodreads) “No matter how much suffering you went through, you...

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Which books should I read before I die?

Before you die (and ideally, the earlier in life you are), you should read the following 3: How to Die - funny how the title is so befitting? And no, this was not meant to be a pun. This looks like something you should NEVER read or at least a text that...

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“You never know tomorrow…”

“You never know tomorrow...” My 83 year old Aunt and Mom who's a decade her junior have been telling me " “You never know tomorrow...” their entire lives. Almost 20 years ago, I envisioned a significant need for the many who perish daily. I say "perish" because to...

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Heaven or Hell

Religion aside, most of us would agree on the mortality of mankind. Where we go after we die is largely up for debate, but imagine...rather than a place where we'd end up, the person who we would meet. I'm not referring to being face-to-face with God or St. Peter at...

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Quotes About Appreciating the Simple Things

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." William Arthur Ward "Every experience is invaluable. No matter how painful or enjoyable they are: each step, each word, each person...

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Goodbye Boys, Be Well

An example of the types of messages you can leave with WhenILeave.com: Kade, Kamden, You are the world to me.  You know that and I hope you will keep that with you when you move forward and touch the lives of many. Updated: 3/29/2020 Last night, you both and I spent...

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