Friday, September 18, 2009

In memory of the Unfamous amongst us.

There have been more celebrity deaths than I can recall this summer. And it's sad. It's completely heartbreaking that cancer, drugs and the occasional 'natural cause' are taking our famed citizens this year. But what I've overheard the thoughtful amongst us utter at each new celebrity passing is 'And what about the people who die every day? The ones who didn't make movies or serve in Senates?' What about them indeed.

So, chosen at random from the NY Times paid death notices, I'd like to take a moment to honor a person I've never met and now never will. One whose character and talents I can't speak to, but who seemed to have...a very large family.
Hannah Citron
CITRON--Hannah Bien, of Pembroke Pines, FL expired comfortably of natural causes September 11th. Born December 22, 1915 in Williamsburg, NY, she had resided in Maplewood and South Orange, NJ, and Davie, FL. Hannah's survived by sons Michael and Jonathan, and daughters Laura Gelber and Wendy Binioris, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by husband, Seymour, and sons, Robert and Kenneth. Hannah was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Imagine having lived so long and winding up the matriarch of such a large family. It seems an incredible feat--one as worthy of remembrance as the fantastic dance scene from 'Dirty Dancing.' Which was, undeniably, incredible as well.

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