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If you read the New Yorker Mag., what do you think of this?

Asked by gailcalled (54570points) April 29th, 2008

Take a look at the exhortation at the bottom of p.85, April 28 issue. The sister (last one mentioned) is a college classmate of mine.

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bob's avatar

I don’t have that issue handy, but I’m very curious to find out what it says. Anyone want to type it up?

gailcalled's avatar

I’ll sent in on comment, Bob. I dont’ feel like being hammered here today. Wait for the beep. G

Cardinal's avatar

Sorry Gail, the New Yorker mag barely exists in the Northwest! Would like to know what it says however.

gailcalled's avatar

Cardinal-on its way in “comments.” I am on a listserv w. 1/3 of my college class…they are a smart and savvy and funny bunch and always find interesting tidbits. Not too many nibbles on fluther, I notice. Perhaps , perhaps, what?

susanc's avatar

@Cardinal, we subscribe. You’re right, I can never
find it in the darn grocery store. Come on up to (down to?) Olympia
and share our copies.
@Gail: an activist to the end. Makes me want to earn big obituary space
and then do the same before the election. Oh no, wait, I want to vote too….

gailcalled's avatar

@all; notice the number of responses to “favorite beer” or “what r u doing now?”? Note that very few people rushing to answer this.

@susan:The ladies who wrote the obit were grads. of Wellesley, of course…one in my class.

gailcalled's avatar

Or the twenty busy and thoughtful people who just answered this

susanc's avatar

THE TEXT FROM THE NEW YORKER:

AMERICA, AMERICA
(an obituary)
Rose Rothstein, of North Andover, MA, formerly of East Norwich, NY, March 1, 2008.
Widow of… Survived by…. five loving grandchildren; five great-grandchildren… and her sister. In her memory, please vote Democratic in November.

bob's avatar

It’s both touching and funny (mostly because it’s so unexpected). I like it, especially if it’s something that Rose Rothstein wanted or would have wanted.

gailcalled's avatar

Bob: you can be sure that the entire family is in sync. G

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