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MILK, BREAD & LAUNDRY…or why my brother and I don’t look alike

When I was a youngster, home delivery was much more prevelent than it is today.  I’m talkin 1950’s-early 60’s.  There were three main delivery services available in our neighborhood:  milk, bread and laundry.  And, oh yes, lots of folks got … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL IN THE GENES

A few months back I spit into a small tube and mailed it off to Ancestry.com which promised to trace my genetic history back to oblivion and beyond…or somewhere around that time.  As  a result, my eastern European Jewish background … Continue reading

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IT’S OFFICIAL…I’M FAT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!

I’ve been skinny most of my life. When I was a kid it took me forever to break the scale much beyond 100 pounds.  “Boney” would be a good description of me then.  The big positive of my thin build … Continue reading

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WANT FRIES WITH THOSE BLUE EYES?

The older I get–meaning the more years I have to look back on–it amazes me how certain characteristics of individuals in my family continue on through succeeding generations.  I know very little about genetics, but it seems to me that every … Continue reading

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