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June 06, 2008

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Back in the days of Miss Rheingold, my cousin Samantha Adler interrupted a promising figure-skating career to take a job as the weathergirl on channel five in New York City. She laughed when I asked her about it and I believe the job had very little to do with her actually formidable intellect. She left after a year, went to Paris to paint, and married a Frenchman. End of story, except that I know she retains affection for the weather in April in Paris and Autumn in New York.

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