Category Family Matters
Earlier this year, I decided to go on an online fishing expedition to see if I could find any evidence of my first encounter with the Internet. Despite there being approximately one billion hosts on the Internet, I was able to find my first Usenet post.
So how is it that my great-uncle, Armand Tokatyan, a Tenor Opera singer who performed at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1920s was immortalized in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Lights. Camera. Action. In the media, we are constantly seeing abnormally thin women with flawless complexions that look like they are living the ideal lives. When many people look at an advertisement they often question what they could do to be more like the models. Will this product make me prettier? Will this product make me skinnier? One would not think that every ad you see is a lie; every image is retouched. This is a strategy used to make the women look more desirable.
Armand M.G. Tocatlian, 84, of Ewing, passed away on Friday August 26, 2011 at home with his family by his side. He was an Electrical Engineer retiring from Rohm & Haas in Philadelphia after many years of service. He was very active in various ministries at Incarnation Church including the prison ministry, one that he was extremely proud of.
A short video showcasing some old photographs of the Tocatlian clan spanning one hundred years.
All through my childhood, my Uncle Armand was to me more of a legend than a real person. When my father talked about his famous brother, Armand, who lived in the United States, and sang at the Metropolitan Opera, I did not think that I would some day actually meet him. The United States was in those days, very very far from Alexandria Egypt where we lived.