Monday, August 13, 2007


The New York Times called her the aristocrat of the people, with this killer line:
[B]y night (she) reigned over New York society with a decided disdain for pretension and by day devoted her time and considerable resources to New York’s unfortunate.
Philanthrophy was her devotion for more than 40 years, according to The Times:
[H]er third husband, Vincent Astor, heir to the fur and real estate fortune of John Jacob Astor, died and left about $60 million to her personally and an equal amount for a foundation “for the alleviation of human suffering.” Her husband had told her, “You’ll have fun, Pookie.”
We'll never think of Chris Rock in the same way now.

Brother Richard gets the point.

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