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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Something Tells Me Jenna's Kids Won't Grow Up to Be Rabbis

The New York Times catches up with the Roosevelt great-grandkids (one of whom is in rabbinical school), and in doing so sheds new light on a previously unknown phenomenon:

"Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who has an uncanny likeness to her grandmother Eleanor and is a board member of the March of Dimes, said that Franklin and Eleanor both spurned lives of genteel ease for public service."

It is evidently possible to describe someone as looking like Eleanor Roosevelt without insulting them. Who knew?