I received an invitation this weekend that I couldn’t accept because I’ll be in Annapolis.
David’s son Graham invited me to join them in a restaurant on Saturday to celebrate Graham’s birthday. He is so sweet. He probably called personally because he thought David would “forget” to invite me. You can’t help but wonder how David had two such terrific kids. I’m thinking that they must have a really great mother.
It looks like my brother-in-law won’t be well enough to go to the Bat Mitzvah.
Being the next oldest person in the family I’m going to have to stand in for him and my sister, Marcia.
I will hold the Torah and pass it to Brian who will pass it to Cheryl who will pass it to Lily or maybe Sadie, her older sister and then Lily.
Although no song will be expected, before I let go of the Torah I’m planning on singing “Sank heaven for leetle girls” in a french accent like Maurice Chevalier. (Thank you french neighbors from down the hall).
I was going to give Lily a check for her 13th birthday but I think that this will be much more meaningful to her. If I give her money it will just be pissed away on some trinket that will be soon forgotten but my little song, I mean “leetle song” will stay in her memory forever even if they don’t video it and I can’t imagine that happening.
She’s going to be so pleased.