What a way to go

carnations.jpgWhat a way to go
: This is the saddest New York scene I’ve seen in a long time: On a light pole at 23rd and 6th, some good soul has taped up bouquets of carnations with this sign:

In Loving Memory of

Betty Kapetanakas

Who Was Struck Down

On This Corner By A Garbage Truck

On July 29, 2002

Ms. Kapetanakas was a community leader.

I always said the most ignominious was I could imagine to die would be to be struck down by a speeding New York Post truck. This is worse.