Thursday, November 12, 2015
Jezebel, 'Marty Was Always My Best Friend': Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Love Story:
RBG told me, “Marty was always my best friend.”
That remarkable intimacy had survived Marty’s bout with cancer in law school, and RBG’s two diagnoses, a decade apart. Cancer had left them alone long enough to be together for the nearly sixty years they had been best friends. But it came back. In 2010, doctors said Marty had metastatic cancer.
“If my first memories are of Daddy cooking,” Jane said, “so are my last. Cooking for Mother even when he could not himself eat, nor stand in the kitchen without pain, because for him it was ever a joy to discuss the law over dinner with Mother while ensuring that she ate well and with pleasure.”
(Hat Tip: Francine Lipman.)