Day 110

Happy 4th of July

A strange holiday this year. Fireworks are canceled in most places to prevent gatherings and the spread of disease. You cannot dispute the wisdom of this course of action.

Still, it is a historic day for our nation. So, my good wishes to all as we contemplate the way forward in terms of battling this dreadful disease, our political future, and an end to racial injustice.

On a personal note, July 4th is a historic day in the life of my family. My parents met on this day 88 years ago — on a blind date — at Coney Island. He was supposed to be my mother’s best friend’s date, but he took one look at my mother and that was it! They married seven months later.

And so, here we are on Day 110. As my friend Rachelle wrote on her Facebook page, “Mask Up or Stay Home.”

 

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4 replies
  1. Deane
    Deane says:

    Seeing their picture beside your picture really shows the family resemblance. Nice connection to the holiday for them and you.

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    • Karen
      Karen says:

      The connection really is lovely – fireworks and all! You should have seen my oldest brother. He was the spitting image of my father. It was amazing, more twins than father and son.

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    • Karen
      Karen says:

      Thank you. I actually had trouble copying it because of the glare of the glass. It makes them look so tiny! My father was quite tall – at least to little girl me. I definitely had his light eyes. The photo is from 1933.

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