Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

Obits are all about meeeee

Choreographer Michael Kidd has died. His daughter Susan was in my Calculus IIIB class freshman year (B being harder than the standard A but not insanely theoretical like C). She had long hair, was bright, articulate and sort of bohemian (which would describe most students at CU at the time), and I never saw her again after that.

Susan is not listed in the online alumnae directory. Googling finds a news anchor who is definitely not her, and I don't see anything in news items updating my dim recollection.

In an even more tenuous connection, Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. This seems to happen a lot to leaders of India and Pakistan. The connection is that Bhutto was in the Radcliffe class of 1973, the same class I was rejected from. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of RFK, made it ahead of me also. I have to admit that Bhutto and Kennedy did a lot more with their lives than I did, so the admissions decision was probably correct. If only I had known I'd be a future crossword champ, it would have looked more impressive than Guidepost copy editor, Spanish club president, mathlete and majorette.

Not quite an obit, but yesterday would have been my parents' 57th wedding anniversary. Except my father died a little over 4 years ago (ON his 90th birthday, which still freaks us out), so they only made it to almost-53 years.

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