Tag Archives: Jacob M. Appel

Tending Babe Ruth’s grave

Jacob M. Appel New York City, New York, USA   Babe Ruth’s grave in Gate of Heaven Cemetery   We’ve got our share of notables and has-beens, Mobsters and vaudeville stars and even Bess Houdini, Harry’s widow, tucked under polished Barre granite, But the Babe’s our star attraction. Old-time fans And kids stuffed into vintage […]

Death notices

Jacob M. Appel New York City, New York, USA   The Suicide by Édouard Manet 1877–1881 Browsing the obituaries over Sunday brunch — one never knows what nugget one may find, a former grade school teacher or some biddy from one’s mother’s mahjongg klatch — I stumble upon the wedded name of the girl I’d hoped to marry […]