ON THE BACK BURNER

Jan.30

Memory

A memory .

There is a Jewish reading that as a Congregation, we read together. After each thought, the statement We remember,is spoken and echos in our thoughts. What I remember is being  10 and hearing a newsboy hark”japan attacks Pearl Harbor.” What did that mean?I remember going to the Friday night movies with my friends and watching newsreels of the liberation at Auscfitz .The bones of the dead and the skeletel figures of the still living. What did that mean? I remember the death of Franklyn Roosevelt. My Mother cried. What did that mean.? I remember a confetti parade down Canal Street when peace was declared. What did that mean? I remember the murder of Martin Luther King. I remember the Burning, shootings,and looting of stores on the West side of Chicago. What did that mean? I remember the Democratic convention in Chicago when our mayor , Mayor Daley, said”Shoot  to Kill “ of the protesters. What did that mean? I remember John Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy’s assassination. What did that mean? I remember the brutal murder of   Mathew Wayne Shepard. What did that mean?I remember the twin Towers. What did that mean? I remember the shootings in class rooms and university campuses , mosques and Synagogues. What does this mean.? But I also remember the righteous gentile, I remember the Rosa Parks, I remember the voice of Dr. King.I remember the voices of reason.These are the things that I will remember.

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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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20.07 | 13:55

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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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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