“Ripe Old Age of Five……Little Bobby Wants to be a Chef ……Please Respond in English”
Until the 1850s, more than 40% of people born worldwide would die before they turned five. It’s now down to 4%, which is still definitely too high, but a pretty huge improvement.
When he was eight, Bobby Flay asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. And he got one.
People in France don’t really use RSVP anymore . . . because the language is too formal. If you don’t know, it stands for Repondez s’il vous plait. (Reh-pon-day see voo play.) And it means “please respond.”