So some of you may know that my dad's dad, my grandfather, is a big mystery; he sort of disappeared from my dad and grandmother in 1940. His name was Philip Cohen and not much more was known about him. My grandmother quickly married another dude, Norman Haber, and my dad was renamed from Harvey Cohen to Harvey Haber.
No one knew what became of Philip. The only clues I ever got were from my aunt Addie, my grandmother's younger sister, who told me shortly before she died at 91 that she had heard that Phil had split Los Angeles for Maryland in 1940, following some broad.
So the funny bit of this story is that today I was listening to Pandora and on comes "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Mama Cass Elliot. Cass Elliot bore a strong resemblance to my younger sister.
I was curious to know what age Cass had died at so I checked her out on Wikipedia, and I saw that she was born in 1941 and her original name was Ellen Cohen. Born in Maryland. To some dude named Philip Cohen.