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WPHS Pupils Learn Loss Is a Part of Life

Hoy talks with students about coping with loss

October 5, 2013

Loss or grief means more than death, William Hoy told Wheeling Park High School juniors and seniors during an assembly Friday morning....

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Oct-05-13 7:34 PM

Many years ago I was caribou hunting with an Alaska Native. We shot a couple of caribou that had been grazing. While we were skinning and butchering them I happened to find the scattered bones of someone that obviously had died a very long time ago. When I called it to the attention of my companion he casually looked at it and shrugged saying, "Yea, someone die." To him it was not worth getting excited about. People were always dying. Chances are it was the remains of someone who had been traveling with a nomadic band moving to a new campsite. He or she may have been old or sick and could not keep up.

The people most afraid of dying are usually those who have never really lived. They trade challenge and adventure for security and comfort. When their time draws near the saddest words a person can say or think are, "I wish I had ---."

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Oct-05-13 7:00 PM

There was a time when young people attended church and had a pretty clear idea of life and death.

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