Saturday, November 21, 2009

Morris Reisman

Morris Reisman, inventor of the Silk Away Corn-on-the-Cob Brush and other kitchen items, has died at the age of seventy-six. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an obituary.

In August 2005, I wrote to Mr. Reisman about a confusion between its and it’s in the text on his corn-brush package. In March 2007, I received a surprising and wonderful reply.

[Thank you, Linda, for your e-mail.]

comments: 2

Bent said...

I'm puzzled by one of the sentences in that obituary: "People naturally took to Morris and his infectious enthusiasm which is why to this day he has countless close friends who consider him to be one of their families."
How many families do these close friends actually have?

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, it should probably read “one of the family.” He sounds like the sort of fellow who knows everyone in a coffeeshop by name. One of his friends sent me the news of his death.