First, apologies/kudos to Suzy for my stealing her idea of using a song title as my title. It just worked. And thanks, JT!
"...apologies to all for my being guilty of a veritable hat trick of semi-venal sins in this piece: bragging, name dropping and laziness."
Second, further apologies to all for my being guilty of a veritable hat trick of semi-venal sins in this piece: bragging, name dropping and laziness. But, really, how cool is it that your first child’s baby shower was written up in The New York Times — and by Anna Quindlen? https://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/17/nyregion/about-new-york-at-barnard-teddy-bears-in-the-deanery-by-anna-quinlen.html
(Students of feminist journalism will also note that, back in 1981, the Times still used “Miss”” rather than “Ms.” when referencing a woman’s maiden name. For the record, “Miss Futter” and I had been married seven years at the time.)
By way of some atonement for these sins, and though I once introduced Anna at an event as having “only one more Pulitzer than I have,” let me note that she is a helluva better writer than I am. So hopefully everyone can open the link above and enjoy her charming piece.
For the further record (and here is more bragging), baby Annie is now the beautiful, brilliant young woman below:
And, for the further, further record – -since I love both of my beautiful, brilliant daughters equally — here is a photo of Annie with her younger (though much taller) sister Libby and their mother, the former Miss Ellen Futter.
OK, bragging over. Back to my humble self.