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Self-written obituaries give many the last word

Rachel Kuhe was enjoying a breezy summer afternoon with family and friends on her West Chop porch when death knocked, sort of.

It was the FedEx man, there to deliver the two obituary-writing kits that Kuhe, 66, had ordered. One for herself, the other for her 74-year-old husband, a man in fine health, as far as he knew.

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