28 January 2008

Gordon B Hinckley of Salt Lake City RIP

Church presidents serve until their deaths.
I don't suppose this tradition stems from saving the pension funds. Still, when you read the article, the habit seems to be a bit cruel.
In 2001, Hinckley received a pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat and, three days before his 95th birthday in 2005, he announced he had diabetes. Hinckley has walked with a cane since early 2001 because he said he was ``a little unsteady on my feet'' and that he suffered from vertigo.
Not my business, certainly. Ah well...