Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

St. Patrick's Cathedral

I had a private tour, photos coming soon! We saw:

St. Anthony of Padua, St. John Evangelist, Elizabeth Seton, St. Rose of Lima, St. Margaret, St. Catherine, St, Alexandra, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Andrew, St. Therese of Lisieux, La Pieta, Lady Chapel, St. Elizabeth, St. Michael Archangel, St. Louis, St. Michael, St. Joseph, The Holy Family, Holy Face of Jesus, Our Lady of Czestochowa, St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St, Brigid, and St. Jude.

on PBS

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Le Grand Hotel, Paris

When Nell passed away, I was given a letter that was written to her by her husband. It is written on the Le Grand Hotel stationary.

The letter is very personal, emotional and heartfelt, and layered with heartbreak .... but how wonderful to be able to actually see the hotel at 12 Boulevard Capucines where he sat so many years ago on March 5, 1953, and wrote the letter! 

Red Bank, My Red Bank

Some of the Levine family from Minsk settled in Red Bank, NJ and my family vacationed there during the summers. These photos were taken during one of those visits in June 1940 and they show my mother and cousin Ellen... and my grandfather.

Red Bank NJ NOW!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bordentown, My Bordentown

One of my earliest memories is of a party I attended in the small and historic Clara Barton School in Bordentown, NJ. I think I was about 4 years old.

My great aunt owned a big house on that street. And so on a sunny afternoon during a weekend visit, my grandmother and I walked down the road to the sound of the happy music. And inside... there were lots of children, and colorful balloons, and plenty of candy and cakes.

I still remember sitting on a narrow bench with my grandmother just behind that little window on the left....

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Early Warning Signs

At any early age, I showed the true sign of a genius!