These are names hanging off nails and loose memories. No one remembers the servants from the Roosevelt house. Sure, people know that they existed but they were never wondered or asked about.
Do you ever wonder if that will happen to you?
Do you realize that you could fade away without a single memory? The only trace of you written on the wall of a musty laundry room?
Can we guarantee remembrance?
Or maybe that's not the question we should be asking...
Maybe we should be asking what to do to make ourselves unforgettable. Become a singer, a writer, an activist. Make a difference. Become something so big that they can't forget.
And if that doesn't work?
Affect a small group of people. Treat them so well that they'll tell their children about how that one good friend who stayed with you in your best and worst times. And if you're lucky, that'll be enough.