27 Posts Tagged "family"

Memories

The Last Herondorf

A reminder today from my Google Family Calendar, a descendent of my Mom’s paper habit of tracking events, read Dorothy b (1931). That means today her youngest sister aka Aunt Dorothy, turns 92 today. She is the last remaining sibling from the five kids my mom’s parents raised in the 1920s and 1930s, a Baltimore […]

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Soup and Memory

“Oh no, Granny! I must call you and apologize for not doing so on your birthday, last Friday… at least I made your split pea soup…” She would have been 116 that day — plus or minus as the story goes, October 15 was picked by a Census taker since Baby Janet lacked a birth […]

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65 Years Later: No Cake, David

In its impeccable reminding, my calendar does not have to worry end up being the butt of You Had One Job. Yesterday, was the reminder that it would have been my brother David’s 67th birthday. As it was, he did not see past 34, passing away, likely alone, in a state mental institution in Maryland. […]

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Both Davids

Today would have been my brother’s 64th birthday. I’d probably tease him about being old. We mostly all have an optimistic start. A number of years ago my Mom sent a hand curated little photo book of family photos, annotated in her hand-writing. David was definitely a happy baby in these photos. Her words, her […]

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Hey Cousin Bobby, Hi from Strawberry, Arizona

The reminder from Google Calendar is stark “Cousin Bobby Klugman Y (1984)” That comes from family births/deaths/anniversaries I pulled from my Mom’s calendar after she passed away. “Y” means “yahrzeit” for the candles Jewish people light on the date marking a death. I think Bobby was my Dad’s cousin, his mom Helen was my grandmother’s […]