Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fatalistic Floral Tribute

New York Post
5 March 2008

Page Six [gossip column]

Richard Johnson
with Paula Froelich, Bill Hoffmann, Corynne Steindler, and Marianne Garvey

Wrong Words

MONIQUE van Vooren had a tragicomic surprise when she arrived at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home last week to pay her last respects to her longtime companion, Orin Lehman, the war hero who died at age 88. Since "I'll Be Seeing You," the 1938 torch song by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain, was Lehman's favorite tune, van Vooren had ordered a magnificent floral arrangement from Olivier with a card that was supposed to say, "To my beloved Orin, I'll be seeing you. Monique." Instead, the prominently displayed card read: "I'll see you soon."