March 19, 2014 |
PHILLY NATIVE Walter George Bruhl Jr. is a dead person; he is no more; he is bereft of life; he is deceased; he has rung down the curtain and gone to join the choir invisible; he has expired and gone to meet his maker. Thus wrote Walter George Bruhl Jr., of Newark, Del., and Dewey Beach, Del., in preparing his own obituary. His rich sense of humor is obvious. He wrote: "His spirit was released from his worn-out shell of a body and is now exploring the universe. " Walter Bruhl, a native Philadelphian, longtime DuPont Co. technician and Marine veteran of the Korean War, died March 9. He was 80. His self-composed obituary is full of sharp witticisms.
February 8, 2013 |
I THINK IT WAS the homeless woman wearing a tattered floor-length mink that convinced me that Philly is a big fur town. I see them everywhere. Flared sables with shawl collars walking down Market. Fox cuffs and trim waiting for the train. Fitted Texas raccoons headed to lunch and dinner. Jersey black muskrats off to the theater. Both men and women. Don't get nervous. I'm not going to go all PETA on you - in fact, the opposite: fur put food on my table, clothes on my back. It helped pay for college.
June 22, 2012 |
WITH TEMPERATURES pushing into the mid-90s, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced Thursday that she had filed insurance-fraud charges against a Delaware County woman for allegedly submitting a bogus insurance claim "over the loss of her mink coat. " And it wasn't Samiha Guirguis' first fraudulent use of fur, authorities say. Guirguis, 59, of Havertown, dropped off a mink coat at a storage facility in King of Prussia in 2005 and was provided a receipt showing the coat was worth $1,000, Kelly said.
November 30, 2011 |
ELOISE PARRISH was a fashion queen in her younger years, always turned out in the latest style - with a touch of mink - and when it came to shoes . . . "If she bought one pair of shoes and they fit well, she would buy every color," said her niece Carolyn Parrish. "She always stepped out in mink, make-up and a beautiful smile. " Eloise Parrish, who was also known among family and friends for her generosity, her effervescent personality, her sense of humor and nurturing spirit, died Nov. 19. She was 85 and lived in North Philadelphia.
November 29, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Doris Day, America's pert, honey-voiced sweetheart of the 1950s and '60s, beguiled audiences with her on-screen romances opposite top Hollywood leading men Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and Jack Lemmon. She adored and misses them all, says the 88-year-old Day. But her deepest yearning is reserved for her late son Terry Melcher, a record producer whose touch and voice are part of Day's first album in nearly two decades. "Oh, I wish he could be here and be a part of it. I would just love that.
May 7, 2008 |
IT TAKES A lot of minks to make a coat, but it only takes one Lindsay Lohan to take a coat. In another bizarre twist in the soap opera that is Lindsay, the New York Post reported yesterday that Columbia University student Masha Markova believes that Lindsay "borrowed" her $11,000 blonde mink coat on Jan. 26, when both women attended an exclusive party at 1Oak in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. It was two weeks after Markova's coat "disappeared" that she saw a picture of Lindsay wearing the coat in OK!
August 26, 2004 |
FOR ANY WOMAN who has ever been embarrassed when her stash of condoms came tumbling out of her purse, there are Shag Bags. They look like any other pocketbook, but they're specially designed to hold prophylactics. There's a black-studded pouch that's worn on the back of a palm ($20), a pink mink "wallet" ($120) and tiny mink totes ($400). "You have to make safer sex fashionable or make safe sex glamorous," said J. Brown, a former fashion industry professional, who started House of Groove four years ago to promote condom use. "There's some complacency.
December 16, 2003
GLANCING through your Dec. 8 edition, I saw a picture that I first thought was that of the Adopt-A-Pet. Then I realized it was in the front section of the paper. Upon closer perusal, I figured it was a story concerning a creature escaped from the zoo or SPCA. Putting on my specs, I zoomed in - and lo and behold it was Howard Eskin minked up to his neck, exposing just whiskers and beady eyes, topped off with a mink cap. I would like to advise Howard not to bend over, which he does often looking for loose change while wearing the mink.
March 4, 2003 |
Yesterday's bitter cold, wind-whipped morning brought with it a personal dilemma I've long suppressed. It was one of those mornings when that thin sliver of time between daybreak and the start of work would be jammed with errands and the frigid temperatures would leave me with a persistent shiver the rest of the day. Salvation was hanging in the back upstairs closet. Dare I put it on? Dare I wear it to the supermarket? What if someone saw me in the bright, wide-open produce section, where there's little opportunity to hide a full-length deep-brown mink coat?
February 12, 2003 |
Just about weekly, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld offers up an observation that competes for "Dumb Remark of the Year. " I vote for his latest utterance, which eructed from Don's amazing mouth last week in Chicago. Lamenting France's stubborn resistance to President George W. Bush's ambitions in the Middle East, Rumsfeld blurted that the French "are frequently recalcitrant about a lot of things. Any given day or week, their role in NATO - they seem to be the country that disagrees with a lot of countries.