Friday, February 11, 2011
Miriam and Isabella
Miriam Hansen, distinguished scholar and professor of film studies at the University of Chicago, died on Saturday, February 5. Miriam and her husband Michael adopted Isabella (from the MJK alley) in the fall of 2008, making Isabella one of the very first Hyde Park Cats cats. Isabella quickly moved into Miriam and Michael’s home and into the center of their lives. For over two years, Isabella brought Miriam great joy and also much aggravation by messing up Miriam’s scarf piles. But Isabella is a smart little cat, and to please her beloved mistress, she learned to sleep on the scarves without disturbing them. We join Isabella in mourning Miriam. MJK has made a donation in memory of Miriam and in honor of Isabella.