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Prompted By Gratitude

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My grandmother owned a small hotel in the Catskills where my family spent summers when I was young.   (See My Game Mother ) I have many wonderful memories of that hotel,  including one that’s bittersweet. Every summer for many years a chartered bus drove up from the city bringing couples and families for a two-week stay.…
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Rolling Stoned at the Garden by
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Prompted By Beatles vs Stones

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I’ve told you about my dalliance in a New York coffee shop with Paul McCartney (See My Favorite Beatle),  so now let me tell you about my night at the Garden with the Stones. Our friends Mary and Frank own a bakery and deli on Mott Street that supplies food to the concessions at Madison…
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Saying Farewell to a Special Guy by
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Prompted By Final Farewell

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My father Arthur was a very special guy.   He was widely knowledgable yet possessed an endearing naiveté;  a scientist by profession,  he was an artist and musician by avocation;  annoyingly stubborn at times yet always generous of spirit;  a profound thinker and also mischievous;  a punster and a teller of corny jokes,   my…
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A Sign on the Doorpost by
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Our post-war Manhattan apartment building recently underwent a major renovation –   new elevators and new lobby furniture;   in the halls new carpeting,  wallpaper and lighting;  and new saddles,  bells and knobs for all our apartment doors. The construction company hired for the job sent a friendly crew of guys who enjoyed the chocolate…
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Cantor Gladys by
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Prompted By Final Farewell

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Gladys and I both lived uptown,   she on Manhattan’s westside and I on the east.   Yet we first met not in the city,   but in Lakeridge,  the Connecticut community where we both spent country weekends.   And once we discovered we both loved Scrabble,  we’d play together as often as we could,  and…
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Give Me the Low Tech Life! by
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What was life like before computers?   Well for one thing we had to look stuff up ourselves.   And in those days to change the channel or turn off the TV you actually had to get off the couch,  annoying as that sounds.     But at least back then you could make calls…
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Kinky Boots by
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Prompted By Shoes

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I’m not a big shopper or a fashionista,  but let me tell you about some boots I bought back in the 1970s in London where we were living for an all-too-brief,  magical time.    (See Laundry Day in London). One day I went shopping for some chic black leather boots that were then all the rage,…
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