Category Archives: Stories & Nostalgia

Pilgrimage

My family makes an annual pilgrimage. No, not to Mecca nor to Jerusalem. And not for any overt religious purpose. But our annual camping trip to the lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains has become a tradition, as my son says “more important than Christmas.”

The tradition started when I took my son, age seven, and my daughter, age four, to meet my brother and his wife at the laSardine Lakeke.… Read more

Good Times with Bubby and Zaydeh

dress patternI was eleven when my mother went to work. I went to my grandparents’ house after school some days and stay until the evening. I helped my Bubby around the house and she taught me to sew and cook. She had been a seamstress in a women’s clothing factory before marrying my grandfather, so she knew how to sew well.… Read more