My friend Gilda Zwerman, a sociology prof at SUNY Old Westbury, was a red diaper baby. Laura was a red diaper grandchild. No question, Laura would have smiled at what Gilda wrote to her friends tonight:
i dedicate this e-mail to my mother and to sly stone
in 1958 when i entered the first grade at p.s. 64, in brooklyn, my mother told me that when the national anthem was played, i was to remain seated. when asked why, i was told to say that i would stand when the board of education found a way to integrate the public schools in new york city. as you know, i have remained seated for a half century. i hereby announce that as of 11/4/08, i will be standing.