← Cartoon Research Guru Ethan Minovitz Passes Away
I remember Ethan from our school days — he was a real character. He played the drums in band class, and one day had to make an oral presentation. Although shy in those days, he really put himself out, did a superb job, and taught me an important lesson: the power of will in overcoming handicaps (in this case, shyness, something I suffered from too!). When it’s important enough to you, you can overcome any hindrance.
But the funniest thing I remember about Ethan occurred quite some years later, when he met my parents on the street as they were walking their first granddaughter in a stroller. He stopped to say hello, and asked if the baby was their daughter. No, said my mother, that’s our granddaughter. Oh, says Ethan, a bit nonplussed, looking from my father to my mother. I suppose age doesn’t matter (in marriage). What a compliment to my mom, who is actually the older one of the two.….
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