Author Archives: Cindy Zelman

About Cindy Zelman

Creative and Freelance Writer

From adding machines to cubicles

I wonder what I look like. Each day I sit in a 6 X 6 cubicle at work. I sit near the end of the floor so people walk up from behind me, see the back of my head, read … Continue reading

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The purge

I have been purging my house of clothing, books, junk, and rubbish. The purge commenced after my mother’s death in February 2016. I felt the need to bag up her belongings and donate them to charity. I could not be … Continue reading

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More than what I have spent

Yesterday I bought a cemetery plaque for my mother’s grave.  The inscription will read, “Loving mother, kind soul, and free spirit.”  My brother came up with “free spirit” because my mother lived life on her terms. She was separated and … Continue reading

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Edith Zelman Eulogy – Doris Cahill, author

My mother passed away on February 6, 2016. On February 19th, we held a memorial service. My sister-in-law, Doris Cahill, was one of three to give a eulogy. Here are her words in honor of my mother. Thank you Andrew … Continue reading

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Edith B. Zelman Eulogy by Rabbi Barbara Penzner

EDITH GOLDBERG ZELMAN died February 6, 2016 / 27 Shevat 5776         buried February 19 / 10 Adar I   “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)   Today we take time … Continue reading

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Edith B. Zelman Eulogy by Cindy Zelman

My mother would have turned 86 on Friday, March 4th, 2016. Below is the eulogy I read at her funeral on February 19th. My mother passed away on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at the age of 85 years, 11 months, … Continue reading

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2015 was a very shitty year

I know it’s nearly the end of January and a little late to be taking stock of 2015, but I’ve been busy. I work full-time, have a household to run, and my mother is in a nursing home dying from cancer. … Continue reading

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