Ruby Lazarus, waiting to testify during the Grand Jury gambling investigation.
Photo by Frank Scherschel, Time Life Pictures: Getty Images
I always knew that Ruby Lazarus was my father's first cousin. My grandmother was the sister of Ruby's father.
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Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
On an old maroon table in my grandmother’s house sat an incandescent pink seashell. I would hold it to my ear and hear the far-away sounds of the ocean. In the foyer, the steady whir and flutter of the slats on off-white Venetian blinds made me sleepy... as chill winds passed through the most haunted and haunting of places: Brooklyn.