This is a slight hijack of the thread, so I try to be brief.
My father, his brother and my grandmother have a little ‘game’ they play. Its called " Vey isht gestorban?"
(I had to spell that phonetically. Its Yiddish) Translates to “Guess who died?”
When anybody famous (or from the old days) from my Grandma’s generation dies, the game/race is on! Whoever is the first to break the news to the trio, it the victor.
'course there really aren’t any winners in this game, unless you’ve got a lot of money in dead pools, but I find the whole thing very entertaining.
Side note to Eve: Saw your book on Anna Held at the library the other day in the new non-fiction section, but it was on reserve. I had to put my name on a list! I told them I knew you, but those library ladies and there damn rules…