Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Another Interesting Obituary

Ran across another interesting obituary in the New York Times. You may read it by "clicking" here. Ms. Cornioley's name, at the time of her adventures behind enemy lines, was Pearl Witherington. Now I must tell you that by an astounding coincidence, there is an old woman who claims to be a former spy in the detective novel I am working on... and that character's name is Pearlie Withers! Yet I have never read about or heard of Pearl Witherington before today. It reminds me of the time that Joyce Carol Oates and I came up with the same character name in separate pieces of fiction about Mark Twain. Just forget the coincidence, though, and enjoy the story of Ms. Cornioley's life.