Seniors and Succot…..

Seniors and Succot…..

As I am preparing to make the traditional stuffed cabbage for Succot, I realized what a wonderful inter- generational activity cooking for Succot could be….Stuffed cabbage, also known as “holishkes, Sarmas de Kol or “kruv memuleh” could start a discussion of family traditional recipes, handing down special ones to the next generation as well as explaining the reason why…Besides cabbage being in season at this time of year, when 2 “holiskes” are placed together, they look like a “Torah” which we celebrate the completion and beginning of on Simchat Torah. Making succot decorations is another wonderful activity to do together…I love having my grandchildren teach me holiday songs they learn in gan. During the intermediate, Chol Hamoed days, there are many senior/child friendly “tiyulim”…so take advantage of having a Savta in the family…remember, “A Bubby in the home brings a Bracha to the home”…..

Seniors and Succot…..

As I am preparing to make the traditional stuffed cabbage for Succot, I realized what a wonderful inter- generational activity cooking for Succot could be….Stuffed cabbage, also known as “holishkes, Sarmas de Kol or “kruv memuleh” could start a discussion of family traditional recipes, handling down special ones to the next generation as well as explaining the reason why…Besides cabbage being in season at this time of year, when 2 “holishes” are placed together, they look like a “Torah” which we celebrate the completion and beginning of on Simchat Torah. Making succot decorations is another wonderful activity to do together…I love having my grandchildren teach me holiday songs they learn in gan. During the intermediate, Chol Hamoed days, there are many senior/child friendly “tiyulim”…so take advantage of having a Savta in the family…remember, “A Bubby in the home brings a Bracha to the home”…..

Seniors, Now that School is Starting…..

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Now that school is starting, this “old” song keeps popping up in my “older” mind…I couldn’t remember all of the words, so in googling them I got not only the words but the history behind them:

School Days” is an Americanpopular song written in 1907 by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards. Its subject is of a mature couple looking back sentimentally on their childhood together in primary school.

The best known part of the song is its chorus:

School days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days
‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful, barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate, “I Love You, Joe”
When we were a couple o’ kids
Us seniors can feel a part of the whole school process by perhaps helping with…

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