National Affairs: Surprise Party

Grey-haired Mrs. Ruth Ericksen is the owner (with her husband) and the dominant personality of historic Fontainebleau Inn, near Odessa, N.Y. Ericksenian is the table she sets. Ericksenian the way she describes it. For instance:

"Broiled Lamb Chops $1.00

"I dream of lamb chops! . . . They rollop up and down in front of Fontainebleau, parading huge signs: 'Ruth Ericksen is unfair to lamb chops! We are young, tender and juicy. . . . Moreover, we are modest, we wear frills down to our ankles and that is more than SHE does on some of these Saturday nights—yeah, man!'"

According to what Mrs....

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