We Lost Bel Kaufman
Laugh even if you don't get the joke, laugh on credit. - Shalom Aleichem as quoted by his granddaughter, Bel Kaufman. She also gives these examples of Jewish humor: A guy can't afford lenses so he gets frames alone. When asked why, he says, "It's better than nothing." Similarly - If you don't have meat, you eat bread. if you don't have bread, you starve; it's better than nothing.
She died today at 103. She said wrinkes are caligraphy of the soul.
In a recent interview she said that the real secret to living so long is luck. She asked the camera man to come close and show people that one can be over a 100 and still look human.