A Post-Mortem Message
BEFORF recounting the accident, it will be necessary to describe the locale of our Great Neck home and to name and picture a few of our then neighbors. As is perhaps known to a few of my less dumb readers, Great Neck is something of a literary and theatrical center.
Not far from us, on Cow Lane, lived Ed Streeter , author of the "Dere Mable" letters, for which I received many congratulations. In "the Estates" resided Sam Hellman , writer of short stories and inventor of the popular dessert, Rind Wine, consisting of watermelon soaked in champagne.
Up the hill was the home of Gene Buck boasting a living room of such dimensions that fifty or one hundred guests often visited the Bucks in a single evening, each thinking he was the only one that had come.