Memo to my children: When I die, a great many years from now, please let my local newspaper know that it is not okay to pair my obituary with one for a horse.
(Scroll down to see how the Washington Post Style section boxed together, under the single heading, “Appreciations,” a memorial tribute to former Rep. Robert Drinan, D.-Mass., who died Jan. 28, and a memorial tribute to Barbaro, the racing thoroughbred that won the Kentucky Derby but broke its leg at the Preakness and was put down on Jan. 29. Note that the horse is given top billing.)
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