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November 30, 2010


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Erika, my condolences on your loss. What a lovely tribute to both your grandmothers.

Erika, Thanks for this moving post. There's the stereotype of the Jewish grandmother (maybe of all grandmothers)as being loving and warm and I like that you're able to tell us that sometimes your Oma was "hard to love." But clearly you did love and admire her. So sorry for your loss.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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