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The last soldier

Whenever I'm really stressed, I sometimes look at the big, big picture and think: “In 100 years, all the people surrounding me will be dead, me included.”

It's comforting in an odd way.

So it was interesting to see that Frank Buckles, the last veteran of World War I died Feb. 27 at 110 years old.

Even if you live that long, we're still just a blip.

(AP photo)


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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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