What’s a birthday without a celebration?
On this Friday night, our first family Shabbat without you and Ami’s family back in Israel, we explored Jersey City and Leora picked the spot for her 23rd birthday celebration.
We needed this time together, away from the usual Friday night traditions. The food,Pan Asian, delivered slowly (way too slowly for you) allowed to us to enjoy the cool September evening sitting at a table outside a very noisy restaurant. You would not have been happy- no bread anywhere.
Just the perfect card signed card signed: Saba, Bonnie, Ami, Adi, Mihael, Mia and Shimon and the gift of green for something that Leora’s had her eye on for a few weeks. And of course just the right chocolate cake from Ridgewood-the place right next to the movie theater.
And Shimon offered comic relief in large doses,as he moved away from the table for cigarette breaks.
As we walked back to the car, Leora let me know that this what just what she needed. You were with us.
As Labor Day weekend begins, don’t worry , I’m covered with a host of events;
Heading back to the gym. swimming at Hilda’s with Jane, a movie in NYC with Marie France and Don and Ellenville for a Labor Day barbecue. It almost sounds like it will be perfect, but not quite.
And so we begin the first year without you, T.