ON THE BACK BURNER

May 24

I will be meeting with a couple that we haven't had contact with for 60 years. I think time has been pretty good to us all. He is a Holocaust survivor and a survivor of life. I know his story. Most of us don't have that story. Could we have made it through to the end of the war.? As a Jew.? Could I have survived? Maybe. Would my parents have put me on a train in the middle of the night when I was 6 years old. I feel that they would have put me on the train and taken my sister with them . She was to old for the train and closer to my Mother, and not as strong as I was, even then. I would like to think that my family felt that I had a chance to survive . Would I have survived being in foster homes, being made to work as a servant for my upkeep. Maybe. How would I feel about being put on a ship and sent to America, with no one that I knew to meet me? Without knowing the language ! We are so fortunate to have been born here in the states. Say what you will about disfunctional families, but we still woke up with a family we knew. I am going to be a little easier on my parents now. At least I was with them, in a safe place . All the rest of it is commentary

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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