Mining a life for a four-minute eulogy

Stephen Baker

What's one thing about your father or mother that you'd focus on in a eulogy? I write for a living, and I can usually find some nugget in a pile of reporting to lead with. But preparing for my 95-year-old father's memorial service, I saw that I had just too much material. What's more, he stipulated that no more than 15 minutes of the service should be devoted to talking about him. That came to less than four minutes for each of us.

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