The Borscht Belt and Beyond

I recently learned that comedian Jackie Mason, who died last year, was buried on Long Island. Yesterday, I had an opportunity to stop at the cemetery. His monument, on a main road, is large, impressive, and well-visited. What I was especially taken by were the words his wife had inscribed on the monument, and the smaller stone in front of it. In the 1980s, Mason had a show on Broadway, which I attended with a mutual friend. After the show, the three of us had dinner together. Mason was just as funny in private, as he was on stage.