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Jessica Mitford
(1917-1996) born on
Sep 11
English-US journalist. She is best remembered for her best-seller "American Way of Death," 1963.
         
   
F
It is somehow reassuring to discover that the word "travel" is derived from "travail," denoting the pains of childbirth.

R
Things on the whole are much faster in America; people don't 'stand for election', they 'run for office.'
A
In childbirth, as in other human endeavors, fashions start with the rich, are then adopted by the aspirant middle class with an assist from the ever-watchful media, and may or may not eventually filter down to the poor.
N
Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public.
K
O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory? Where, indeed? Many a badly stung survivor, faced with the aftermath of some relative's funeral, has ruefully conceded that the victory has been won hands down by the funeral establishment . . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
R: "Sons and Rebels," 1960.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: On funeral directors, "The American Way of Death," 1963.
K: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
   


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