Dreams of My Grandfather

My grandfather and me at my high school graduation.

This is the third post in an interfaith series on remembrance of ancestors. I've partnered with Yvonne Aburrow, a Wiccan who writes for Sermons from the Mound, to explore remembrance traditions in each of our faiths.I can think of at least three important dreamers in the Old Testament: Joseph, Pharaoh and Tevye. (HAHAHA - KIDDING!  I may not know how to bake challah, but I know Tevye wasn't in the Bible...)In exploring the remembrance of my grandfather in the context of my religion (Ju … [Read more...]

Jacks

Just like we remember them.

My parents are incredibly sentimental people. With two kids in their forties, though, they’ve had to make some tough decisions along the way about what they’d keep from our childhoods, and what they’d toss.You see, their sentimentality and love of mementos from our childhood comes into direct conflict with my mother’s (some would say “obsessive” - I WOULDN’T, mind you...but SOME would...) need to de-clutter. Since my parents now have five grandchildren, and are receiving even more adorabl … [Read more...]


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