FOR THE COVER
I did NOT mess with the colors. This is dawn at sea. I did however, mess with the flag.
Work and play in the olden days.
There’s Christa, welcoming her Granty for a quick visit and family dinner before the ship sails from Honolulu.
The last of the Home Improvements are underway and soon the landscaping will be just what Beth has dreamed of – ‘ok kids, why don’t you go on outside and play!’. And note the blue railing. This color is repeated in the window frames in back and on the doors. The other thing Beth dreamed of: a beautiful blue door. Fresh siding, more paint, plants etc. still to come.
Here is the wonderful story of the candlesticks from Les:
‘My (and Phyllis’s) mutual Aunt Ida told me that the candlesticks had belonged to her grandmother. Because Aunt Ida was born in 1888, that would put them at least into the late 18th century. Phyllis and I know that our grandmother, Sarah Weiner, brought them from Pavlograd, Ukraine to LA in 1906.
They were used for Phyllis’s father Paul’s Bar Mitzvah in 1908, and that of my father, Noe, in 1911. They were also used by our Aunt Ida for my Bar Mitzvah in 1962.’
I’m adding a bit. I heard these candlesticks were the only possession Grandmother Sarah brought from her ancestral home in the Ukraine and they have been handed down to the women in the family ever since.
This is Les, David, Arthur and Phyllis.
The story of The Wine:
On the occasion of his son’s birth Les immediately bought wine futures from among his favorite makers and then saved the wine for the purpose of drinking it at his son’s Bar Mitzvah. I have followed this story for years and felt really privileged to be able to participate in such a happy and long awaited occasion. The wines are:
1989 Chateau Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru
1989 Chateau La Lagune, Haut-Medoc Grand Cru