“What a privilege it is to experience the ‘charmed’ life of another and as a result to appreciate what is valuable in our own.”
March 31, 2012 12:42 PM Subscribe
After 61 years of marriage, Charles D. Snelling killed his Alzheimer's-stricken wife before turning a gun on himself. Months before, in response to a David Brooks column, he submitted a 5,000-word personal essay where he reminisced on his life, his marriage, his wife's disease and his role as a caretaker.
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