Add to bagel lore and note to Michael

Fri, 19 Aug 1994 19:57:54 CST

Leo Rosten (1968:27) tells a similar story to your father's:
``A man from Mars landed on Second Avenue and looked into a store
window, facinated. Finally, he entered the shop and asked the owner:
`what arel those little wheels in the window?' `Wheels? What wheels?'
The Martian pointed. `Those aren't wheels, theyr're called bagels. We
eat them. Here, try one.' ``The Martian bit into a bagel and smacked his
lips. `Man! This would go great with cream cheese and lox.'" I've got a
collection of these stories. Anyone want to contribute others?