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Of Writers, Rare Finds and Rescues



Bob Capazzo

It’s November, the beginning of the silly season when we’ve all got too much to do, too many places to go and too many things to buy. Well, we can help you with the things to buy, anyway. Just take a look at our Gift Guide and Gift Showcase following page 136.

November is also the month when Greenwich Magazine focuses on art and antiques. Thus, we offer you an intriguing tale about how the Von Sahers have successfully managed the return of more than 200 pieces of their family art collection stolen by the Nazis in Holland — and are going for more. We also have a piece on remarkable finds in the world of antiques, including a brooch commissioned by Eva Perón. Rob Burnett, comedy writer and producer for David Letterman, has written a new show that’s just made its debut. And the family of the late John Briggs, our wonderful writer and friend, has allowed us to publish a chapter of his incredible memoir of World War II. He was one of thirty sailors — and the only officer — who survived the sinking of the HMS Harvester by a German U-boat in the Atlantic. Besides a way with words, John had a marvelous brand of humor that allowed him to laugh at the folly of man. So it came as no surprise to us that on the first page of his memoir, he added this quote from British author John Fowles: “Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them.”

And on our back page called Postscript, the page I claim as my own, the page that not even a full-page four-color ad can commandeer, is our granddaughter Riley Klotz and her turkey Harley. Harley is so fat that he has to balance on his wing tips as he waddles along. He is also so friendly that if you are having a conversation in the backyard, Harley will materialize at your feet and hang out to hear what you’re saying. Last year he even donned a little black tie bib vest and served as Best Bird when Riley’s parents, Audrey and Drew Klotz, renewed their marriage vows at an outdoor ceremony. No way will he end up on a platter.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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