Harriet’s Symphonette

My father-in-law, Howard Korengold, passed away last week. As Richard wrote in Howard’s obituary, “He was loved by many, and liked by all. A good, kind, and decent man.” He was also everything I could have hoped for in a father-in-law, and more. He was sweet, sincere, brilliant, and extremely creative.

We shared a geekiness when it came to words and writing, and called each other often with questions such as “Is the opposite of disgruntled gruntled?” It is.

Howard referred to me as his “literary agent” and entrusted me with countless spiral notebooks filled with his hand-written thoughts, ideas, musings, and memories. I’m not a very good agent because all of the notebooks are still sitting in my office.

To honor him, I’d like to share the book that he wrote and illustrated in honor of my late mother-in-law, Harriet. 

 

6 Replies to “Harriet’s Symphonette”

  1. Brillant! Needs to be published!
    What a great great memorial to Howard’s creativity and wit.

  2. Brilliance runs throughout your family!

    I am so sorry to hear of Richards’s father’s passing. What treasures he left you.
    As always, I am holding all of you in my prayers.

    Love you

  3. I didn’t know him and this brought me to tears. You’re so lucky that he left his writings with you. May he rest in peace.

  4. Sensational. Clever and very funny The rhymes are hysterical..the sketches…oh well he tried.

  5. Sensational. Clever and very funny The rhymes are hysterical..the sketches…oh well he tried. My deepest sympathy to Richard.

  6. This is absolutely brilliant!!! It should be made into a book for children!!! Who did the drawings? Absolutely amazing!!

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