ON THE BACK BURNER

Oct. 6

The trouble with the Jewish holidays is that a bunch come  one after the other and then nothing for an extended period. There should be better planning. This is a good time of the year for holidays. Usually it is warm and dry. It hasn't snowed yet.And if you got new clothes for the holidays,they weren't hidden under coats,muffs and boots. As I have mentioned , I grew up in N.O. At Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the synagogue was dangerously warm. Especially for the women , sitting upstairs. My mother wore her fur coat. She had it and she meant to flaunt it. Stockings,not panty hose, heels, a hat and the fur coat. My parents always had some kind of a disagreement on the holidays. my mother was still primping and we would be late. My father would break a shoe lace, my mother would get a run in her stocking. She would smear her nail polish. The best part of holidays for me was that we went to my grandmothers house after services. During the war, her home was open for any Jewish service  man in town. She feed them all. There was  a line of young men from the dining room , down the hall, out to the porch and down  a couple of houses.  She never ran out of food. My sister, mother and Aunt Goldie served, carrying the dishes back and forth from the kitchen. Everything was strictly Kosher,  plentiful and prepared only by my grandmother. This was her contribution to America and the war cause.

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01.12 | 09:15

Safe travels. See you soon. sally

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I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

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so glad youre here mom!

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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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