Here is a case where less was more.
This is dedicated to the blessed memory of my dear mother-in-law, Linda Landau, who passed away after a fire at her home in Queens, NYC as this was going to press.
Linda Landau, was a devoted wife to Dr. Ronald W. Landau,PhD for more than 53 years (married in 1963); was loving mother of two: Dr. Mayer A. Landau, PhD of Albuquerque, NM and Dr. Jacklyn Roberts, MD of Belle Harbor, NY; and sister to Connie Yaffe of Highland Park, IL. Linda loved her 7 grandchildren more than anything else in the world. Linda was a retired ESL teacher for the City of New York and she had a memorable way with all kinds of people, from all walks of life. An amateur comedian in the NYC Jewish comedy circuit, she studied art at Stern College of Yeshiva University, and enjoyed swimming and being near the ocean. Just last week, she enjoyed a full day with her daughter; gallivanting around NYC to celebrate her 78th birthday, which included a museum visit and a Broadway performance of Kinky Boots. Linda had a large, warm personality, and those who knew her would not easily forget her. In her colorful life, there are many human interest stories. One of my favorites is that in the 1980s, there was an entire year that in her home she hosted a Persian refugee who resettled in NY after escaping from Iran with little but the clothing on his back. He became like a second son to her; he learned how to live with the freedom to enjoy religious and intellectual pursuits, and courage to achieve personal success in business.