Sunday, October 31, 2004

Sunday October 31, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:12 PM
Dead On:
A Triple Play


From today’s New York Times, in reverse order:

Vaughn Meader, Star as Kennedy Mimicker, Dies at 68
Vaughn Meader was a comic who attained instant celebrity in 1962 with his record “The First Family,” a dead-on spoof of President John F. Kennedy and his entourage.

James Rousmaniere, 86, Skilled Yachtsman, Dies
James A. Rousmaniere was a socially prominent yachtsman and professional fund-raiser.

Sister Nancy Salisbury, 74, Headmistress, Dies
Sister Nancy Salisbury was the longtime headmistress of New York’s oldest independent school for girls, the Convent of the Sacred Heart..

For more background, see the Log24.net entry of 3 AM Friday, the date of Meader’s death. See also a Boston Globe obituary that quotes John F. Kennedy: “Vaughn Meader was busy tonight, so I came myself.”

Note that Rousmaniere was John F. Kennedy’s roommate at Harvard.

Note, too, that Kennedy’s daughter Caroline attended Sister Salisbury’s school.

A memorial Mass for Sister Salisbury will be held on Monday, November 22, 2004, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, at 5:30 pm.  

What does all this Camelot portend?   I do not know, but the following quote seems appropriate.

Flores, flores para los muertos.”

Tennessee Williams, 1947


  1. I see you dabble in abstract reasoning yourself.  What is the omen? Some of your own thoughts please.

    Comment by NickyJett — Sunday, October 31, 2004 @ 12:52 PM

  2. Omen?  It turned out that the time for this entry was 12:12 PM (deliberate, in honor of Sinatra’s birthday) and 15 seconds (accidental). For the meaning of the omen “15,” click here.

    Comment by m759 — Sunday, October 31, 2004 @ 1:25 PM

  3. Now I have to go and study I ching. 😉 Thank you for the link!

    Comment by NickyJett — Sunday, October 31, 2004 @ 2:03 PM

  4. I’m glad you spotted the Vaughn Meader obit.

    Comment by stephenhoy — Sunday, October 31, 2004 @ 2:36 PM

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