Please join me in congratulating regular commenter Pearl Volkov on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Pearl has brought a lifetime of erudition and compassion to this forum and also to the New York Times reader commentariat, where she posts under the handle "pvolkov." I got to know Pearl several years ago, when a bunch of us diehard Times posters started an email correspondence circle.
Here's wishing you a happy day with your children, Pearl, and many more years of agitating and educating.... here, there, and everywhere. L'Chaim!