Thursday, October 20, 2005

File under "optimist"

From NYTimes death notices

*October* 20, 2005 Thursday
Late Edition - Final
*SECTION:* Section B; Column 2; Classified; Pg. 10

*LENGTH:* 67 words

*HEADLINE:* *Paid Notice: Deaths*


WHITE--Frank O. Sr., 82, of Hamilton, NY former president and CEO of
Midstate Raceway, Inc., Vernon Downs, Vernon, NY died October 17, 2005.

Survived by fiancee Marion ''Noni'' Bartels; son Frank Jr.; daughters
Sally White Harty and Poppy White. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at
11:00 AM Friday, October 21 at St. Mary's Church, Hamilton. For
information Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, Hamilton, NY.


*LOAD-DATE:* October 20, 2005


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I follow about what the optimism in Steve's headline might be. The only thing remotely unusual is that he's 82 and has a fiancee.

Alana Baranick said...

thanks for your observation, trudi. i feared i was just too stupid to get the punchline.

"fiancee" in this case may be a euphemism for "live-in lover." and having one of those is not particularly unusual for an 82-year-old.