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A good way of estimating someone's life expectancy is by the frequency and number of awards he receives.

Gibbons Burke adds:

A friend observed, after my uncle, international champion at the age of 20 and an Olympic Gold Medalist (Sailing, Acapulco, 1968), tactician for Ted Turner, drinking pal of fellow Star-boat sailors the kings of Greece and Spain, and frequent collector of silver trophies in Gulf Coast regattas his entire life, dropped dead one Monday morning of a heart attack at the age of fifty:

"Everyone is allotted a certain number of heartbeats… Buddy lived in such a way that he used up his quota."


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