ANTIGONOS' BRAIN

Your Brain is Green
Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance. You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver. You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns. You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Israel Has Turned 60, and I'm 62



This photo was taken while visiting my Aunt Jenny in New York, on the day Israel's Independence was declared. I have some vague memories of all the adults--my Aunt Jenny and Uncle Harry, and my parents, laughing and crying while listening to the radio in the "front room" of the fifth floor, walk-up tenement flat on Avenue B and 4th Street. Next month, Jenny and Harry's granddaughter--a woman only 4 years younger than myself, her husband, and their two grown children (Jenny's great-grandson is the same age as my son) and son-in-law will visit Israel for the first time.

2 comments:

marinah said...

Happy belated Birthday, Antigonos!

Antigonos said...

Cannot tell a lie...my birthday's in October, so I'm really only a year and 7 months older than Israel..
But then, my husband, whose civil birthday fell this year on the Hebrew date of the founding of the State, is 4 years younger than Israel...
I'd like to write that he's a "real Israeli" but, for the US government, he was born in the sovereign country of "Jerusalem" [they will not admit that Jerusalem is part of Israel]. So, incidentally, are our children. Never knew there was a country named "Jerusalem", did you?