The Black Sheep
The children of a prominent family chose to give the patriarch a book of their family’s history. The biographer they hired was warned of one problem. Uncle Willie, the “Black Sheep,” had gone to Sing Sing’s Electric chair for murder.
The writer carefully handled the situation in the following way:
“Uncle Willie occupied a chair of applied electronics at one of our nation’s leading institutions. He was attached to his position by the strongest of ties. His death came as a true shock. -(from Ka Pupa Nihonih (Mayflower Quarterly – Nov 1990)