17609Re: [midatlanticretro] Semi-OT: I'm away for a while
- Jul 4 10:53 AMEvan,
What can anyone say, except that I have been where you are now.
> I'll be away from MARCH for the next week or so. My mother lost her
> fight against cancer early this morning. She was only 63.
> Her funeral will probably be on Wednesday (because of the holiday
> weekend, etc.)... details to be determined; probably in the morning or
> afternoon that day at Goldstein Memorial Chapel in Edison, NJ. Our
> family will sit in traditional Jewish shiva, probably Wednesday night,
> and also starting at noon Thursday and through the evening, at my
> father's condo - 209 Westgate Dr., Edison, NJ, 08820.
> Our family requests that in lieu of flowers, etc., any memorials be made
> in the name of Barbara Koblentz to www.cycleforsurvival.org, which
> benefits research for rare cancers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
> MARCH-wise, any HOPE questions, etc. can go through Bill D. #1. I plan
> to attend as normal, but I can't be involved in the planning this week.
> On-topic story that I'd like to share: when I was young, in the late 70s
> and early 80s, one of our family activities was playing Atari 2600
> games. My mom was pretty good at Breakout. When she became ill several
> months ago from intense chemotherapy and side effects of surgery, I
> bought her a netbook to use from her bed. I explained that I could
> install games, etc. -- she requested Breakout! So instead I bought her
> one of those paddle games that attach to the TV. It brought her some
> happiness for a while and it brought her and I both some happy memories
> during a very sad period.
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