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.