Some of those we lost this year ...
Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary)
Senator Edward Kennedy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I look on 2009 with fondness and look forward to 2010
that I don't regret the past (year)
for opportunities in 2010
"Just living isn't enough," said the butterfly, "one must also have freedom, sunshine, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Anderson
Free funerals for drink-drivers
A US funeral parlour is offering free burials to people who plan to drink and drive on New Year's Eve.
McGuire, Jennings and Miller Funeral Home says drivers must sign a contract stating they plan to drink or use drugs and drive on December 31.
If they are then killed in a crash while driving on New Year's Eve, the funeral home, of Rome, Georgia, will bury them for free.
The free funeral will cover the preparation of the body, a coffin, a grave and a hearse.
A spokesman for the firm said its 'Operation Stop and Think' promotion was designed to save lives by making people think before they act.