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The story you are about to read is true. No names have been changed to protect the guilty.
“No. ‘Wiss-off.’ It’s a short ‘i’.”
Very few can pronounce it correctly on the first try. We were the only Wisoffs in Kansas City—probably the world. Talk about feeling like the odd one out.
“Your great-grandparents who came over from Lithuania with 7 children shortened Wissosky,” said Dad. “There are plenty more little Wisoffs running around back east.”
In 1999 thanks to AOL, I met Jill Wisoff who lives in New York City.
Say what you will about the evils of social media, but thanks to my unique surname, I don’t need DNA to find relatives on Facebook.