In his Last Will, Harry Houdini left ten (10) random words to his wife.
Houdini stated in his Last Will that his widow should hold a séance every Halloween following his death and that he would communicate with her through those ten (10) words.
Last Wills – Harry Houdini – Bio
Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz)
Hungarian-born American Magician, Escapologist
Died October 31, 1926
Last Wills – Harry Houdini – Note
After his passing, his wife held such séances every year for 10 years, eventually stopping since Houdini did not make his presence known.
On October 31, 1936, Houdini’s widow held the “Final Houdini Séance” atop of the roof of The Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood, California.
A recording of the séance was made and issued as a record album.
Mike Ross Meets Harvey Specter – Bio
Premiered June 23, 2011
American Legal Drama Television
Mike Ross Meets Harvey Specter – Note
Suits is an American legal drama television series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23, 2011, on the cable network USA, and is produced by Universal Cable.
Suits is set at a fictional law firm in New York City. The focal point of the show follows talented college dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who initially works as a law associate for Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), despite never actually attending law school. The show focuses on Harvey and Mike managing to close cases while maintaining Mike’s secret.
In August 2016, the series was renewed for a 16-episode seventh season, which premiered on July 12, 2017.
Mike Ross Meets Harvey Specter – Video
Hello. I am inquiring about reopening about a wrongful death lawsuit for my mother who died in 2006. Me and my siblings open up one and won and received an settlement 4 Years ago. The amount was truly a smack in the face for us. Will we be able to reopen it at this point in time? Thank you.
Pa Common Law Marriage – Origins
The origins of common law marriage are as varied as the misconceptions held regarding what actually creates one.
Their beginnings have been attributed to the informal marriages prevalent throughout European culture during the pre-Reformation.
From there, they have been traced through England, brought to the American colonies during its settlement by the English immigrants, and then followed across the United States during its development, where they continued their existence out of necessity due to the lack of access to clergy.
Pa Common Law Marriage – Criticism
Waves to abolish common law marriage began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Some of the many and varied reasons cited in support of its abolishment included the growing emphasis on protecting both the institution of marriage as well as the protection of the increased wealth of the average citizen.
These trends continued throughout the 20th century, rising again amidst the creation of the many new governmental benefit programs in the latter part of the 20th century.
New Jersey abolished common law marriage by statute in 1955, and, in support of its abolition, the New Jersey Supreme Court stated that “[i]t was not without reason that our statute and similar statutes in other states have been popularly referred to as `Heart Balm Acts’.” The many abuses arising from common law marriages, with their effect on public morality, private property rights and the legitimacy of children, called for correction. Our Legislature dealt with such mischief in this act in sweeping and emphatic language, permitting no exception or evasion. “Despite its judicial acceptance in many states, the doctrine of common law marriage is generally frowned on in this country, even in some of the states that have accepted it.”
Accordingly, such a status is the product of an antiquated law and inattention to whether there is a need for change. However, despite these waves of change, Pennsylvania remains in the minority, being only one of twelve states that still recognize common law marriage.
Because of this, disapproval of the doctrine has grown harsher and more prevalent, with one of the major areas of concern being that of estate law.
It has been opined that “[common law marriage] puts in doubt the certainty of the rights of inheritance,” “opens the door to the imposition on estates of suppositious heirs,” and “allow[s] unprincipled claimants to convert illicit relationships into honest marriages, to their advantage, on spurious claims … against the estate of a decedent.”
“That’s All Folks!”
Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Bio
Born May 30, 1908 – Died July 10, 1989
American Voice Actor, Comedian
Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Note
Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry.
Grave Sites – Mel Blanc – Grave
Blanc died on July 10, 1989 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California of heart disease and emphysema. He was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Blanc’s will stated his desire to have the inscription on his gravestone read, “THAT’S ALL FOLKS.”
Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the “Golden Age of American animation” (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as the voice of such well-known characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Woody Woodpecker, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Heathcliff, Speedy Gonzales, and hundreds of others.