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17609Re: [midatlanticretro] Semi-OT: I'm away for a while

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  • Jim Scheef
    Jul 4, 2010
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      What can anyone say, except that I have been where you are now.


      evan@... wrote:
      > Guys,
      > 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
      > Center.
      > 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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