Memories……As we are approaching the “High Holidays,”we are looking back upon the ups and downs of the past year….While we have been having heat wave weather here in Israel, America has suffered from hurricanes, much displacement, damage and despair..
There has been a lot of “new” during the past year….new homes, jobs, friends becoming grandparents for the first time, family celebrations…looking forward to more “news” in the coming year…
This past weekend was my 50 year high school reunion of George Washington High School in Danville, Va. As many of my former classmates most of whom I have not seen in 50 years, were partying and remembering our “class of ’67” I could not help but reminisce about other events of 50 years ago….
Our graduation was in June on a Friday night…since it was our Sabbath, I did not go…instead I spent that Sabbath with good, close friends in Richmond. It must have been right after or even during the 6 Day War when we were praying for Israel and felt euphoric when they won the war….I just happened to have a Shabbat guest for lunch this week who told of his experience of volunteering to help Israel, his first time there, at this crucial time….
Although I was very disappointed that this 50 year reunion was at such an inconvenient time for those of us in Israel to attend, everything is for the best since right after the Holidays,we are expecting new family “additions” which I would not have wanted to miss! In seeing some of the pictures, I have not yet recognized anyone…so that maybe it would not be such a good feeling to see how everyone has “aged”! No matter what, we are all “young” at heart….
My “tip” of the day is to keep active and gay to drive those “doldrums” away!
A Happy, Healthy New Year to y’all,
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