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Showing posts from January, 2010

a tribute

Today, Mom went to the burial of her sister's mother-in-law, Kay. Mom was dressed all in black except for a green and pink scarf, tied on in memory of Kay. Kay was never without her signature color: pink. The attached photo came from her Guest Book. What fond memories I have of Kay and her husband, Herb, who often joined us for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter and hosted Fourth of July parties. Kay would come in with candy canes for all the kids, warmly greeting everyone whom she met. One Christmas, Herb, knowing I was fascinated by card tricks, laid out 9 playing cards, 3x3. He asked me to point out a card while he was not looking, telling me that he would guess which I had chosen. Though he seemed to mentally strain himself to guess, he never missed. After ten minutes of awe and wonder, he let me in on his trick. Kay was sitting across the room with a newspaper in hand, holding the paper at the point that corresponded to the card I had chosen! In my "research,&q

home, sweet home

i'm back in the CT for awhile & i'll dwell on a couple points to put our American lives in perspective: when i needed to send my computer in for repairs, i dropped it at the local postal store & within 5 minutes it was done. Note: It cost $20 to pack the computer and took two weeks to repair!!! i was craving a skinny cinnamon dolce latte & was able to get it ( for $3.25). when i checked into a hotel, they didn't require my passport. a man approached me at the public library in NYC to borrow my phone. he gave off weird vibes and i declined his request. i was actually intimidated b/c this guy was twice my size. in India, guys are half my size and, therefore, not intimidating. on a deeper note, i watched blood diamond for the first time this week. sadly, all our comforts serve as insulation against the big, bad world that actually exists. it's easy to be lulled into complacency when i stare out at deep blue skies and a big lawn from the comfort of my bedr