Browsing All posts tagged under »family«

Susan Shapiro’s “Why I Don’t Hate My Mother-in-Law”

October 19, 2010

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Read Susan Shapiro’s endearing tribute to her mother-in-law on lemondrop.com Advertisements

Jacksonville/St Augustine travelogue continued

February 4, 2009

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Our vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner and weekend plans

November 27, 2008

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Our siblings and parents all had other plans this year, so we hosted our own vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner.

an expensive family obligation

November 12, 2008

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I made travel reservations for our trip to Jacksonville in late January/early February for our nephew’s bar mitzvah. Airfare, car rental & hotel will cost $1161. I would not for a minute consider not going; Benjamin’s parent’s divorce has been hard on him, and he needs the support, as do his siblings and my brother […]

vacation synopsis

August 19, 2008

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We did not have to chose between mountains/forest vs. sea shore on this vacation. Yesterday we did both. We hiked a challenging trail on a hill/mountain just southwest of the Foxwoods Casino and the Pequot Indian Museum (we visited the latter years ago & is worth a trip on its own) and then drove to […]

vacation begins

August 18, 2008

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The bar-mitzvah was lovely. Gilad is a sweet affectionate kid. His older brother reads Hebrew with an Israeli accent, but Gilad reads Hebrew with a Spanish accent (their mom and step-father live in Barcelona; they were born in Israel where their dad, my cousin, lives). The Gatsby like Shelter Island party was pleasanter this year […]

my maternal ancestors

April 16, 2007

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As you may know, today is holocaust rememberance day in Israel. For a summary of how the end came to the Jews of Drohitchin (my grandmother’s home town), see the on line English translation of the Drohitchin Memorial Book For a profile of my great great grandfather and my great grandparents The latter article seems […]