Sunday, June 22, 2008
Visitors to the Museum of Modern Art were fascinated to learn that in the year 2008 it was not uncommon for popular Internet services to experience something called "downtime," often represented by cute avatars that are now considered works of art...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Fifty years ago, on June 8, 1958, Evelyn Rapaport and David Sass got hitched! If they hadn't, you wouldn't be here reading these words... and I wouldn't be here at all! I am glad to say they absolutely made the right decision. My parents had a wonderful party in NYC last weekend to celebrate and I am proud to share with you the poem I wrote and read to them:
June 8, 1958 - June 8, 2008
A long, long, LONG, time ago, in 1958...
Two kids got married.. and it turned out to be great.
Far above Cayuga's Waters, is where Evelyn and David met...
And here, 50 years later, they haven't killed each other... yet!
She was at Cornell... He, a student at IC...
They graduated, got married...and the result: Diane and Me...
Our family was small, and nobody was ever far...
In fact, all the NY Sass's could fit in one big car.
There was Oma and Opa, and Grandma and Papa,
(And the tough one was Oma) nobody could stop her...
Grandma, of course, was a sweet Southern Belle...
Her charm and her poise upon Evelyn fell...
Opa was a hard worker, he never retired,
And so my father and I are similarly inspired.
Papa was always in shape, muscles like Chuck Norris...
Wherever he went, everyone loved Morris.
My childhood was great, my Mom's a good cook,
If you don't believe me, just take a good look.
Diane and I had a great childhood, there is nothing to disparage,
And that is a reflection on mom and dad's wonderful marriage!
They are a perfect fit, like ying and yang,
(and after 50 years, I hope there's still an occasional bang!)
So far this poem has been a bit silly and cushy,
But now I am going to get a little bit more mushy.
Because you can't last 50 years not growing apart,
Without tremendous love and deep respect filling both your hearts.
As parents, grandparents and spouses, you are second to none,
Even though I had no choice, I'm extremely proud to be your son.
We are here tonight because both of you are so great,
And its with a great deal of love that we help you celebrate.
So we salute you and thank you, the bride and groom,
For all the joy you've brought to everyone in this room.
Let's make a toast and raise our glass,
To the not so newlyweds, Evelyn and David Sass!
I love you Mom and Dad!