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Long Overdue Newsletter: November 2020

Easter Egg - Look very closely for a subtle pun hidden in this month's cartoon. See if you can find it and then check for your answer at the bottom of the newsletter.


“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. The writer's problem is to find that location.”

-Flannery O'Connor


Shirley Cooper

October 13th, 1930 - November 19th, 2020


Remembering Grandma - Shirley Cooper

By: Chris O'Brien (Co-Founder of Long Overdue)

Last Thursday, my Grandma (Shirley Cooper) passed away after a fight with COVID-19.

Grandma turned 90 back in October and lived an incredible life. She was one of the most humble and loving people I've ever met who always served and put others first. I don't think she thought highly or lowly of herself, she just didn't really think about herself. Her mind was always on the other people in the room.

There were two memories that came to mind shortly after receiving the phone call from my Mom. The first, I think because it's almost Thanksgiving, was the stuffing she used to make. See, I grew up in a Stove Top family. Nothing fancy. Pop-Tarts for breakfast. Hamburger Helper for dinner. Stove Top as a sidekick to the turkey. My Mom had a "Git-R-Done" philosophy and is a master of speed and efficiency in the kitchen.

Grandma Cooper was a different story. When we went to Grandma's down in Rushville, Missouri, it was li