That struck me as so arbitrary, Sturgis.
First person: "Sturgis, who regaled us over the years with his wordsmithing and wit, has died"
I'm dead? When did this happen? Oh must have been after that dinner which has left me feeling sickly.
Second person: "Well, I've seen real wordsmithing and wit, and I don't know what that was that Sturgis offered here, but it wasn't that. In any case, sorry he's dead."
I'm touched that somebody is sorry I croaked, even if I was a talentless hack, worse even than Larry Block.
I'd say more; but, apparently I'm dead.
I never said every post made would come across with the fullest level of clarity.
Here it is in a nutshell for you snood and perhaps others as well.
Murray Lender died, I am truly sorry he has died as there were those who were touched by him and his creation of the mass market bagel. While he was able to introduce millions to the idea of the bagel; I myself never have really considered what was being made by his company to actually be a bagel. Having had non-factory made bagels, perhaps I've been spoiled by the warmth and freshness of a bagel made in a store just moments before I arrived. The Lender bagel, while having an interesting taste and texture never fully satisfied me (and they are much smaller in size as well).
Rest peacefully Murray Lender, you made millions of people happy.