Friday, September 16, 2005

Laying a Legend to Rest

Ben Smith reports on Chris Schenkel's funeral yesterday in Huntington:
Those in attendance ran the gamut from Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Tony George to a delegation of Miami Indians in native dress, and they heard Schenkel described as a relentlessly optimistic man, unfailingly caring friend and fierce partisan of his home state. The Purdue Glee Club provided the background music, from “Amazing Grace” to “What a Wonderful World,” the old Armstrong standard. The Scripture came from Isaiah and Corinthians and the Beatitudes; James Whitcomb Riley’s “I Cannot Say” graced the inside front of the funeral bulletin.

I cannot say, and I will not say

That he is dead. He is just away…

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