By Robert McG. Thomas
Among his dedicated fanatics, his items have been recognized easily as McGs. With a "genius for illuminating that typically ephemeral apogee in people's lives after they turn out in a position to producing a brightly burning spark" (Columbia Journalism Review), Robert McG. Thomas Jr. honored interesting, unconventional lives with signature variety and wit.
The long island Times bought numerous letters through the years from readers moved to tears or laughter via a McG. Eschewing ordinarily recognized matters, Thomas preferred unsung heroes, eccentrics, and underachievers, together with: Edward Lowe, the inventor of Kitty muddle ("Cat Owner's top Friend"); Angelo Zuccotti, the bouncer at El Morocco ("Artist of the Velvet Rope"); and Kay Halle, a glamorous Cleveland division shop heiress who obtained sixty-four marriage proposals ("An Intimate of Century's Giants"). in a single of his vintage obituaries, Thomas defined Anton Rosenberg as a "storied someday artist and coffee musician who...
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Since then, Mr. ” February 23, 1998 VIRGINIA MAE MORROW DIES AT 70; CREATED BRIDEY MURPHY HOOPLA Virginia Mae Morrow, the Colorado woman whose hypnosisinduced recollections created a sensation in the 1950’s, died on July 12 at a hospice outside Denver. She was 70. The cause was cancer, her husband, Richard, said. According to Mrs. Morrow’s own recollections, she had died before, after falling down a flight of stairs in Ireland in 1864, when she was known as Bridey Murphy. Whether Mrs. Morrow really had a past life as Bridey Murphy, or even if there was a Bridey Murphy who lived the life Mrs.
Used under license by Simon & Schuster, the publisher of this work. ISBN0-7432-2373-X Selections from the collection contained herein were originally published individually inThe New York Times. CONTENTS Foreword Editor's Note Daisy Anderson, 97, Widow of Former Slave and Union Soldier Lewis J. S. Matador Virginia Mae Morrow Dies at 70; Created Bridey Murphy Hoopla Hal Lipset, Private Detective with a Difference, Dies at 78 R. V. Patwardhan, Hindu Priest with New York Verve, Dies at 79 Sidney Grossman, 91; Entrepreneur Headed Lumber Concern Curtis L.
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