MARYANNE STORY : "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTER !

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BORN AND RAISED IN HER 5TH FLOOR WALKUP APT. IN NEW YORK CITY MARYANNE IS ONE OF THE LAST OF THE REAL OLD TIME CHARACTERS TO LIVE ON THE BLOCK. HER HEALTH HAD BEEN FAILING HER AND SHE PASSED AWAY THIS PAST CHRISTMAS. SHE LIVED HERE FOR THE PAST 57 YEARS IN HER FIFTH FLOOR WALKUP APARTMENT WITH THE BATHTUB IN THE KITCHEN AND THE TOILET/WATER CLOSET IN THE HALLWAY. THE BUILDINGS WERE ORIGINALLY BUILT AS HOUSEING FOR ELLIS ISLAND IMIGRANTS IN THE LATE 1800'S. THERE WERE TWO TOILETS PER FLOOR FOR FOUR APTS. GAS LIGHT FIXTURES AND COAL STOVES TO HEAT THE APARTMENTS. MARYANNE'S MOTHER PASSED AWAY ON THE "THRONE" . SHE CONSIDERED HER W/C TOILETE A SHRINE TO HER DEAR DEPARTED MOTHER AND WOULD NOT ALLOW IT TO BE RENOVATED.

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"WHAT A DIRTY OLD LADY NEEDS ~ IS A DIRTY OLD MAN ! " WHATS THE STORY ? MARYANNE MAY HAVE HAD DIFICULTY GETTING AROUND BUT SHE KNEW HOW TO WORK THE PHONES. WHEN TELEVISION WENT DIGITAL AND SHE NEEDED A NEW BOX AND ANTENNA FOR HER OLD TV SHE CONTACTED HER FAVORITE NEWS PERSON  HOWARD, OF "HELP ME HOWARD" FAME ON NEW YORKS CHANNEL 11 EYEWITTNESS NEWS SHOW . BUT HOWARD IS A BUSY MAN HELPING OUT OTHERS IN DISTRESS , MARYANNE COULD NOT GET THROUGH TO HIM. AFTER TWO DAYS OF BURNING UP THE STATIONS PHONE LINES MARYANNE SAID SHE HAD ENOUGH AND WANTED TO TALK TO THE MANAGER OR WHOEVER WAS HOWARDS BOSS. THEY PUT HER THROUGH TO THE STATION MANAGER AND MARYANNE TOLD THE STORY OF HER PLIGHT . HOW SHE WAS DISABLED AND UNABLE TO GET UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS OF HER 5TH FLOOR WALK UP , AND COULD NOT AFFORD THE NEW DIGITAL BOX AND ANTENNA AND WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT CHANNEL 11 AND ALL HER FAVOURITE SHOWS. THE STATION MANAGER GOT ON HOWARDS CASE , AND SHE  HAD HOWARD OVER THERE THE  NEXT DAY !  MARYANNE WENT OUT AND GOT HER HAIR DONE UP AND HER NAILS AND WAS DRESSED TO KILL FOR HOWARD AND THE FILM CREW. SHE WAS FEATURED TWICE ON THE PROGRAM , ONCE TO TELL OF HER PLIGHT AND A FOLLOW UP AFTER A CHANNEL 11 TECHNICIAN INSTALLED  A NEW  DIGITAL BOX AND ANTENNA FOR MARYANNE AT NO COST TO HER. WE ALL SAY ~ "THANK YOU HOWARD!"

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THE THRONE WHERE MOMMA PASSED
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THE LAST CRAPPER IN THE HALLWAYS
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