Gretchen Carhartt Valade dies at age 97

Most folks here will not recognize who this is but might make a good guess she has something to do with Carhart workwear. Her grandfather started the company in Detroit and to this day it is family run, now in nearby Dearborn. I post this here, not for the work clothes connection, but for the fact she started Mack Avenue Records, a Jazz label right here in the Motor City. Details here.

I guess I should stop paying attention to the news, this is the third obit I’ve posted this week. Kinda feels like I’m the angel of death, but no, just the “chosen” mouthpiece of the week …