Wednesday July 6th 2022

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“Curiosity didn”'t kill this cat!” ”¦Studs Terkel

When you asked too many questions as a child, you were probably scolded with this advice, “Curiosity killed the cat!”

Studs Terkel died on Halloween Eve 2008 at 96 years of age. Three years earlier, at the time of major heart surgery, he said he wanted his tombstone to read, “Curiosity didn”'t kill this cat!!” He was curious when he asked questions of many great Americans””not Presidents, Generals, and the famous”“he was curious as he interviewed hundreds of common folks. After graduation from law school he became a doorman instead of a lawyer”“so he could constantly meet and greet people. His consummate curiosity was only exceeded by his superb listening. Terkel asked poignant questions and overbalanced that adroit inquisitiveness with listening and documenting the answers.

Are you curious? That”'s probably, why you are reading this newspaper. You may be curious about topics explained in this June issue of The Alley. So, read on, curb your appetite of curiosity. And then, “Tell Us Your Story,” because neighbors are curious about your stories and opinions, too.
Are you curious about”¦”¦”¦”¦”¦?????

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