My father, Jacob Freedman (1906-1976), had one younger sister and five older siblings. One of his older brothers was Lewis Freedman (1904-1977), who had two daughters, Marilyn Blumenthal and the late Beverly Lapenson. Beverly was married to Jerry Lapenson. The couple had two sons: Bruce and Eric Lapenson.
My cousin, Bruce Lapenson, is on the faculty of the Intellectual Heritage program at Temple University in Philadelphia.
One of Mr. Lapenson's research interests is, oddly enough, Sigmund Freud. I guess it runs in the family.
I attended Mr. Lapenson's bar mitzvah in January 1971, nearly 40 years ago.