Monday, July 02, 2007


I usually skim over the obituaries in The Globe and Mail each Saturday, because often they contain some marvelous stories. And so I was reading them this Saturday when I came across a woman who would be missed by her grandson, "Sunny Thrasher". What a name anyway, but I did notice that the deceased woman's surname was Besen, and I happen to know that it had been a certain "Sunny Besen Thrasher" who played Paul Edison on The Edison Twins.

I just wonder who of all of us who read The Globe obits this weekend made that connection, and I suspect there couldn't be more than a handful of us obituary-reading Edison Twins anoraks.