Finally posting my first question, after answering many ;-)
The following 1940 census record from Bronx, New York has a comment written above Louis' name. It seems to start with "Party has" or "Party was" -- but I can't figure out the last two words.
Can anyone else decipher the comment?
Some additional info that may be helpful:
Milton Davidoff is Louis' nephew -- he was living with the family and the circled X means he provided the household details to the census taker.
Milton is on the last line of the page. Louis' mother-in-law Celia Clayman was also living with them and is listed first on the next page.
Louis' occupation in this census is Retail Fisherman
Louis died in 1943, just 3 years after this census was taken, at the young age of 40. So perhaps the comment might be related to him not living at home due to illness, being hospitalized, etc? For example, many people with tuberculosis went to special TB hospitals for long-term care.
Links to the complete image:
Louis Palefsky at Ancestry.com (indexed as "Pady Louis Palefsky" -- correction submitted!)