Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day, Bubbie
A few years after my grandfather died, I was talking with my grandmother (Bubbie), and she mentioned how every year on Valentine's Day for the 50 years they were married Zadie (my grandfather) had given her these big beautiful cards. She sounded wistful as she told me about it. They loved each other so much. So the next year I started sending her big, flowery cards, the kind she told me Zadie used to give her. She loved getting them. She would call me when they arrived and thank me for thinking of her. She's gone now also, but on Valentine's Day I think of her.