Death Takes a Holiday


The National Center for Health Statistics reported that 49,945 fewer Americans died in 2004 than in 2003, a dramatic 2% drop. The decline was the largest since at least World War 2 and the first since a drop of 445 in 1997. “We were surprised by the sharpness of the decrease,” Arialdi Minino said. “It’s kind of historical.” -World Magazine, April 29, 2006

I think it has to do with the fact that there are so many good people in the U.S.


  1. But if only the good die young…..

  2. Isn’t that a song? A sad song?

  3. True–I was actually pointing to the even older phrase, typically used to console those left behind when someone dies before their time.

  4. I believe that God has the plan for all. A revival is in the works. God needs all 49,945 to spead the Good News to all, even those that do not believe.

    Thanks alot Steve for that information.

    Jamie Boykin-Cappello

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