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A question in a long marriage

I recently learned a newspaperman, who I knew while he worked for The Associated Press in Olympia, died several years ago. He was 38, had a wife and two kids, ages 3 and 6, so Jonathan Kaminsky’s death met the full measure for being really sad news.

A news obituary that ran in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in December 2016 described Jonathan’s end. Here are the opening paragraphs of the story:

“At the end of his life, as Jonathan Kaminsky lay in hospice care, he called to his brother, David.

“Jonathan could hardly speak, so David knelt by his side to better hear his brother’s words.

“ ‘Just kid...


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