Monday, January 04, 2010
Dead man throws himself a birthday party
Jack Greenberg threw himself an 84th birthday bash and invited three dozen of his closest pals.
He, however, was underground.
Greenberg died Feb. 9, 2008. But that didn't stop him from getting his friends together for yet another party - at his grav
A successful Cincinnati businessman who gave generously to Jewish causes, Greenberg set aside $1.5 million in his will to keep his birthday parties going for at least another 20 years.
So on Saturday, which was Greenberg's birthday, stretch limousines were dispatched to pick up the party-goers and ferry them to the Love Brothers Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in the suburb of Price Hill.
Once there, Katzman read a letter from the absent guest of honor. The invitees placed stones on Greenberg's grave - a Jewish tradition - and posed for a group picture. Then it was off to a local hotel for a nice nosh.
Before splitting, each guest got $1,500 as a gift.source