Taffy was born Harriett, not that she liked it. As soon as she became Taffy, her strangely spelled name was forgotten (apparently Great Grandma Gertrude – aka Gigi – didn’t know how to spell it). Even her obituary ran as Taffy … in the paper. The paid one at least. There was an editorial as well calling her “Taffy” in quotes.
Imagine my surprise when I went to look at her obituary on line and I see this:
Aka Harietta. Surely this is just one typo.
Nope. Four different mentions of ‘Harriett’, and four different spellings.
I promptly reported it and they assured me they’d fix it right away.
Source: Cleveland.com Obituary – TAFFY (aka Harietta Epstein) EPSTEIN