by Warren Miller
Russell put his pen to the paper. Russell Stratton was a kind, loving, and caring husband, father, and friend. Finding fault in his previous written statement, Russell scribbled out the sentence in favor of something more honest. Russell Stratton was a selfish man who was cruel to his wife, ignored his children, and took his friends for granted. Russell decided that perhaps honesty was not appropriate for the occasion and settled on something more ambiguous. Writing one's own obituary is a complicated thing.
Warren Miller is a decent human being. (Unlike Russell Stratton.)