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Sep 5, 2018, 4:01 PM
Birthdays, Mine and the World’s
I was born in September 5700. No need to calculate my age. It's now almost 5779 and I'm traipsing right along with those incredible numbers. These are the numbers of the ancient and, surprisingly, here I am, one of...
Aug 7, 2018, 8:08 PM
Reminding Me That I’m Old
Today we embark on our annual cemetery visit here in New Jersey. Beth Israel Cemetery, where my husband's parents are buried, is one of those typical East Coast Jewish cities of the dead. There are street names and stop...
Aug 2, 2018, 11:43 PM
Adding New Pictures
Our walls are filled with family pictures. Each one is a story, a chapter in our lives. Now we are finding space for another treasured photo. This will be a bridal shot of our granddaughter Adiel and her bashert...
Jul 9, 2018, 11:48 PM
My Breasts and Me
My breasts were removed when it was found that there was cancer in them. It was, as you must know, rather devastating for all the usual reasons. A challenge to my immortality was high on the list. The miseries...
Jul 2, 2018, 12:03 AM
Getting Ready for Our Granddaughter’s Wedding
We are now in the "nearly there" stage. The wedding is planned for four weeks from this day. July 29, with God's help. And, as to be expected, we are incredibly excited. Our beautiful amazing first granddaughter will soon...
Jun 25, 2018, 7:36 PM
What Is It About Me
I ask my husband if I look very old, Nice guy that he is his answer is bold, “You’re the girl that I married in one nine six o, And you don’t look a day older than those many years ago.” But me,...
Jun 7, 2018, 7:33 AM
Summer, Then and Now
Today's vacation plans are grand, but nothing beats the (almost) Catskills adventures of a long a youth
May 29, 2018, 11:32 PM
Summer Haunts, Memories of a Life in the Catskill Mountains
Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I count rooms. Let’s clear the air right now. I never lived in the palace at Versailles. I lived in a kuchalein in Parksville, New York. Not as many rooms as Versailles but, for me, no contest...
May 15, 2018, 6:53 PM
Are You One of Those Misguided Jews ?
Are you one of them? Did you think Trump would be good for Israel? Time to do some rethinking. He's a disaster as so many of us knew long ago. Look at the facts. Israel is fighting on two fronts....
May 13, 2018, 8:14 PM
We live in Israel in a city honoring the Jewish hero Theodor Herzl. Entering our city from the qviche ha chof (the coastal road) a large statue of Herzl stands to welcome visitors and those who call the city...
Rosanne Skopp is a wife, mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of one. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and travels back and forth between homes in New Jersey and Israel. She is currently writing a family history.