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thoughts on hearing about someone's death

I learned this afternoon that a rather public figure in the American Council of the Blind died recently. I don't know the exact details--I missed the initial post. From what I have been able to gather, some quite disparaging remarks have been made in various places about him. This doesn't really surprise me--he was quite vocal about his opinions and his lifestyle options weren't things all people would emulate. But he was a person who put his principles into action, and that is something I appreciated about him. I will miss seeing his posts on the ACB-L list, and I'm sad that people think it all right to speak negatively about a person at the time of death.

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leadinglabbie
Jul. 23rd, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh dear...Can you tell us who passed away? That's just awful.
3kitties
Jul. 23rd, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
who it was
It was Ralph Sanders.
leadinglabbie
Jul. 23rd, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: who it was
Oh, thanks. I kind of know who he was.
baxaphobia
Jul. 23rd, 2007 09:40 am (UTC)
Re: who it was
That's what I get for not subscribing to ACB-L at home. I have it on my work computer. Sad about Ralph. Maybe people didn't agree with him, but he certainly was active in the organization and didn't just sit back.
amyb0223
Jul. 23rd, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
I am not a member of the ACB or any of its mailing lists, but hands down you really should not speak ill of the dead in my opinion at least. I mean--folks are entitled to their opinions about a person, but even if you did not like someone what does it matter after they are no longer around? I've never understood that whole concept...
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