What did you do in the war, Daddy?

When our son was young he once asked us if we were at Woodstock.  We said no,  but we didn’t have an answer when he asked,  Why not? He was disappointed,  I’m sure we went down a notch or two in his esteem. He never asked if we rode the freedom bus,  or went to Washington to hear Dr. King,  or if we marched against the Vietnam War,  or burned a bra or a draft card.   Had he asked,  we would have had to say no. And I still don’t have an answer when I ask myself,  Why...

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Gazebo Gershwin

Among life’s curve balls has been my sister’s tragic illness.       (See MY SISTER LAURIE,  Oct 16, 2013)   But thankful I am for small mercies like the compassionate staff at her nursing home and the beautiful grounds.  Pushing Laurie’s wheelchair yesterday we heard music coming from the gazebo where one of the residents sat playing a melodica. “You play beautifully, sir!”,  I called out to him. “My name is Art”,  he called back , “tell...

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The Perfect Brass Lamp!

The wannabe interior decorator in me is always on the hunt for the perfect furnishing accessory.   For months I’ve been searching for a brass standing lamp with a certain look,  and today in a cluttered little shop on E 77th Street   –  there it stood! Let there be light! Dana Susan Lehrman  

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My Sister Laurie

Tragically my sister Laurie has been disabled and in a nursing home for the past six months.  Tomorrow my husband and I will drive down to Maryland once again to see her.  Ten years my junior,  at age 59 she may be the youngest patient there. Laurie was strikingly beautiful and truly a Renaissance woman –  a gifted artist and an avid museum-goer,   a wonderful cook and a green thumb,  a speaker of many languages,  a reader of poetry,  a teller of jokes,  and by training and...

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Hello World!

After too many unpublished letters-to-the editor,  I guess it’s time to start blogging! Here’s hoping you’ll read my blog and encourage me! Dana Susan Lehrman

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