Last week, we remembered Barron’s columnist and editor, Alan Abelson (A Few Words About Alan Abelson).

This week, Barron’s gathered various commentary from Colleagues, Wall Street Friends and Readers to remember Alan Abelson. It is a long piece filled with words from many readers.

The shame of it is that Abelson himself never got to see it. Why is it that we so rarely  get to say what we mean to the people in our lives?

Its enough to make you want to fake your own death to see the nice (and even not so nice) things people will say about you.

Category: Markets

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3 Responses to “Rememberances of Alan Abelson”

  1. WhipTail says:

    After the passing of a “too young” friend recently I had the idea to write a note or letter to everyone I know. These notes would say all the things I would regret not having said if they passed. I’ve sent a couple already it is on my list of things to do when I retire. Hand written and snail mailed.

  2. seneca says:

    A most remarkable thing happened a year or so ago: Abelson turned boisterously and correctly bullish for pretty much the first time since I started reading his column in 1986. I like to think he left this vale of tears smiling broadly. I know he gave me many laughs, which is why I read his column before turning to the stock listings.

  3. PeterR says:

    WhipTail’s comment reminds me of the movie “Get Low” with Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Sissy Spacek.

    Duvall plays a recluse who decides to have his funeral while he is still healthy and able to “tell all” before he “gets low”. A great flick!

    You ask, “Why is it that we so rarely get to say what we mean to the people in our lives?”

    Because we don’t take the time to do so NOW. Our choice entirely.

    WhipTail’s approach — hand written and snail mailed — seems particularly appropriate in this day and age.