Someone wrote me an email to tell me that that Caveman over at The Catholic Caveman defended my avatar (that's the picture in my profie) against someone who seems to be off his meds, notwithstanding an on-line dispute we (Caveman and I) had recently. I couldn't find the posting, since the person didn't say where it was in his blo9, but I will thank Caveman for that, since he believed it could be my mother or grandmother and such people are sacrosant.
If anyone cares, my avatar is Anna Ludwin, whom I believe is a cousin of some type to my great-grandmother, Apolonia Szczepanick Witowska. She was a Polish immigrant who was sponsored by my great-grandmother and after working hard in America, rewarded herself with a formal studio portrait to send back to family, to show she had "made it." I have the photos as part of my "inheritance" from Apolonia's daughter, my grandmother Wanda Witowska Koretzky.
Caveman, I appreciate you being a gentleman to my female ancestors. You should know, however, that Mom (Dorothy Koretzky Martin) is still alive and is ready to take you out with her mobility scooter. Careful, you don't want to piss off a woman who (1) was born in the Bronx, (2) is one wide-hipped, big-nosed, smart-talkin' Polack, and (3) who probably knows at least half a dozen ways to kill you with her bingo dauber . . . and leave no marks . . .