published Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who graduated from college last year and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, what is on your mind after attending the funeral of a close friend this week?

A: It's so cliché, but there is usually a lot of truth behind clichés. No one is guaranteed a tomorrow. That, and it was very moving and powerful to hear people talk about how the person had influenced and touched so many people in positive ways. That should be everyone's goal.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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