Category Archives: Families don’t you love them

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

FrizzText’s photo challenge this week is “j”. This post is a brief description of my parents  journeys from Jerusalem, and Jamshedpur to a city in Africa beginning with “j“… My family has emigrated every generation since my grandfather left Odessa … Continue reading

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Tagged “i” is for my parents …

When I saw that this week Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge is “i“, I just had to join in because: “i” = India my Mother’s birth place “i” = Israel my Father’s birth place I’m really sad that I still haven’t … Continue reading

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I lived with a barbed-wire fence in my mouth

That day so many years ago when my dentist requested a meeting with my mother I already knew it wasn’t going to be good news, because he usually ended our visits repeating the same old story about brushing our teeth … Continue reading

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Where’s the family restroom?

Happy New Year y’all! Another busy holiday season. Although I didn’t check off a list, I’m sure I served people from every country in the world, and whether they came from Dubai or Norway or Korea or Russia they all … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

WordPress photo challenge this week is My 2012 in pictures. 2012 was an exciting, eventful, wonderful year for me.  I fulfilled a long-time personal challenge to walk along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, my beautiful daughter got married in … Continue reading

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Only the rotten apples fall from the tree…

             My earliest memory is of banging my head on the floor while my three older siblings laugh.  Though about nine months old, I remember my frustration at their teasing, I can’t speak, can’t tell them to shut up, I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: a Happy wedding

A mother’s pride… While I always looked forward to my kids progressing to the next stage of crawl-walk-talk-go-to-school, the fact that they’d become “adults” one day was something I didn’t think about, it was so far away in the future, … Continue reading

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