The Last Chapter: Gene Amole on Dying

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Big Earth Publishing, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 170 pages
Denver's beloved columnist Gene Amole stunned readers of the Rocky Mountain News in October 2001 when he announced in his column that he was dying. He passed away six months later, just shy of his 79th birthday. This book presents Amole's powerful, poignant, and first-person account of his last days.
 

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Contents

Its time to write the final chapter
1
As the indignities come to visit one must laugh
15
Letter conjures up delightful memories
29
Old oak buffet stays snow shovel goes
43
Readers recall my golden radio days
44
Look at your own life and cut Issel some slack
50
No mans an island even while dying
57
Hey what if I dont depart on time?
64
richly enjoyed my News4 cameo
101
Ive chowed down on dog but never knowingly
107
Even in Maui the memories drift back to Curtis Street
113
Kiteflying painting sends me soaring
119
Island supermarket also has food for the spirit
125
Maui? Wowie what a place
131
Barrets Homer inspired Poitier
137
When Im awake Im appreciative
143

A surefire way to avoid the chill of the grave
71
Amole family has left Tobacco Road
77
So much joy found in one little boy
83
Hawaii Paris are beckoning
89
Goodbyes yes but first a little traveling music
95
Death still at bay so scrape my teeth
149
Several bright lights from my past go dark
155
Recalling Gene Amole
169
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