The event notice caught my eye. There aren’t many events online today, at www.princetoninfo.com so I paged down the list and found, along with the Elks flea market, under the category, What’s in Store, this item, in which the events editor had included a provocative detail.
Estate Sale, Susan Merians, 145 Constitution Drive, Princeton, Dance clothing and tango shoes (size 7) are among the items being sold., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My heart thunked. I looked up the obituary, found it in the Jewish State.
MERIANS. Mrs. Susan Merians died Nov. 16, 2009, at Morristown Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. She was 73.
Born in Brooklyn, Susan graduated in dental hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson College in 1956. After raising her children in Edison, she moved to Princeton where she lived for the past 33 years. Susan was passionate about dancing and loved art; she was an honorary board member of the N.J. State Museum and a former board member of the Princeton Art Museum. Susan also enjoyed cooking and gardening and was a master gardener. She was predeceased by her husband, Sidney….
What “story behind the story” that is.
I’m sending this out to my dance list in case anyone (do you wear size 7?) can attend the sale. I’m also eager to tell about Anne Levin’s excellent article about Kim Chandler Vaccaro (Rider, Princeton Ballet School) in today’s Times of Trenton. No introduction needed, she’s one of the most important influencers in the dance community here. She also happens to be the daughter in law of one of my favorite couples.
Why do you need to have this now? So you can buy a copy of the Times of Trenton. For $1.50 you can support dance coverage. Maybe leave the extra copies at the Princeton Ballet School studio.
By the way, for those who sniff at the usefulness of Twitter, I found this through my Twitter feed. U.S. 1 Newspaper aka Princetoninfo.com sends out an early morning notice: Events Today, and — with it staring at me — I clicked through.