For Every Season, Turn, Turn, Turn

So, there we were, leisurely perusing the Sunday NYT when a name in the wedding announcement section caught my eye.

Serena Torrey, Theodore Roosevelt V

Having seen it before I, major dad confirmed that it was, indeed, that Roosevelt. I thought “Cool!” and continued reading. Being me, the first thing I noticed was:

The bridegroom, also 32, is a vice president for high-yield bond sales at Lehman Brothers in Manhattan.

Thinking “Jeez, I’d get that honeymoon over as fast as I could, and maybe not spend so much on drinks and pupus“, I read on. Considering what’s front page news on Drudge this very instant:

Wall Street Prepares for Potential Lehman Bankruptcy

…as well as EVERY other news site

“Wall Street on alert: Lehman endgame”*“In Frantic Day, Wall Street Banks Teeter”*“Lehman looks headed toward bankruptcy”

…the staid paragraph ending the wedding announcement tickled a delicious sense of irony:

…He is the son of Constance Rogers Roosevelt and Mr. Roosevelt IV of Brooklyn….His father is a managing director and investment banker at Lehman Brothers in Manhattan; he is also the chairman of the firm’s council on climate change.

To paraphrase Johnny Cash,

I hear the change a comin’

…and it’s REAL.
And a time to every purpose under Heaven.
Really weird how that works.

2 Responses to “For Every Season, Turn, Turn, Turn”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Oh, man, that is strange. Like that “6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon”, only on the Planet Bizarro.

  2. nightfly says:

    I can think of a couple guys who aren’t getting their heads carved into mountains…

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