P. T. Barnum allegedly said, "I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right." But what if your name is not spelled wrong, but it's the wrong name?
"Hunting for a Chocolate Heart." It recounts his efforts to acquire a heart-shaped, one-pound box of Valentine's Day chocolates for his daughter, who lives in Canada. The piece begins: "I paid a visit Monday afternoon to Vasilow's. That's my go-to, old-fashioned, tin ceiling candy store in Hudson, NY, and yearly Valentine's Day provisioner." He recounts briefly a conversation he had with "owner Nancy Vasilow." Huh?
Vasilow's is my "go-to, old-fashioned, tin ceiling candy store," too. It is owned by Jim and Kate Vasilow. There's no Nancy.