Sunday, November 09, 2008

One last thing to do before going...

An interesting coincidence this week that I found in reading two different obituaries.

First, for critic John Leonard:
Although gravely ill, Leonard did make sure to vote Tuesday, for Sen. Barack Obama, requiring a chair as he waited at his polling place on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

"That was very important to him," [Stepdaughter Jen] Nessel said.


And for photographer Cecil Stoughton:
To the end of his life, Mr. Stoughton remained ardently, though quietly, interested in politics. Before he died, his son Jamie said, he took advantage of Florida’s early-voting provision to cast a ballot for Barack Obama.


I'm not sure that it means anything. I just found it interesting.