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Cindy’s Test Kitchen – Excerpts – Part 1

Hi everyone, I’ve been quietly working on the expansion of my 2014 chapbook, What’s in a Butch’s Purse. My vision is to have a longer book that maintains the humorous nature of the original publication but that allows for serious moments.  … Continue reading

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Now I’m 56. Wait. What?

Slowly I disintegrate. The final years of middle age are upon me; old age is on-deck. I imagine a batter in a Yankees uniform (why Yankees?), wearing a saggy pinstripe uniform. Popping out of the top of the uniform is an old gray haired head. It takes ten minutes to make it to the plate, but “old” arrived in an instant. Continue reading

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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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