Hoping for a peaceful world

Hard to believe Dad is still wanting to blog. He dictated this to my sister in law yesterday and I am going to translate as best I can. From one day to the next I don’t know if he will be awake long enough to even think about writing. Or well enough. But here is... Read more »

Meanderings: My days of dealing with glioblastoma

Meanderings: My days of dealing with glioblastoma
I am Norman’s daughter, Teppi. I have always helped my father with his blog; editing, publishing, etc. He is no longer able to type effectively to send his thoughts to me. Fortunately, he is able to dictate to me. At least this horrible disease, glioblastoma has not robbed him of his brilliant mind. His thoughts... Read more »

Wedding vows: take them seriously

Wedding vows: take them seriously
I take you for better or worse, in sickness and in health, til death do us part. When we get married at a young age we have no idea of what we mean in the long term. The words til death do us part have no meaning in our life, we’re so young we don’t think about it.... Read more »
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I got my egg roll but more than I bargained for

Well the good news is, I finally got an egg roll. A good friend of mine went to Imperial Gardens in Middleton and brought me one shrimp egg roll and one chicken egg roll. Both were equally delicious…and fattening Thanks to every one of you for your good wishes and kindness. I left the nursing... Read more »

All I wanted was an egg roll

All I wanted was an egg roll
I had an urge for a Chinese egg roll at one of my favorite restaurants. That’s how my evening began. All I wanted was a egg roll. We went to my favorite restaurant, Imperial Gardens in Middleton, WI. In reviewing the sumptuous menu, I spotted a dish called sizzling rice soup in a tomato broth.... Read more »

Barbara Walters retirement: on spending an evening with her at the Variety Club of Illinois celebrity ball

Barbara Walters retirement: on spending an evening with her at the Variety Club of Illinois celebrity ball
Dear Barbara, Remember in the early spring of 1978 when you came to Chicago and accepted our annual Queen of Hearts award? It was then that we met.  You and Claudia Crown, your assistant were coming to Chicago to accept your award. The ball was being held in the Hyatt Regency of Chicago in the... Read more »
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Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs

Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs
The following is an excerpt from my late wife’s diary of the trip we took that I wrote about last week. This is the week of Yom Hashoah, or the Holocaust remembrance. After this was written, we went to Auschwitz and that is where the diary ended.  What she saw was horrible to the point that... Read more »

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two
I had become ill on the bus to the camp just thinking where we were headed. Fortunately, one our Canadian travelers was a Doctor and was able to give me a pill to relax my nerves and my nausea.  We arrived at the most infamous sign in the World…Arbeit Macht Frei. Work makes you free.... Read more »

A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell

A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell
You can read about it, see movies and meet survivors of the HOLOCAUST but until you visit and see for yourself it is difficult to imagine. In the late 90’s my wife saw an ad in the Chicago Tribune travel section about a Jewish Heritage Tour through Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. After some inquiries we... Read more »
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Passovers, then and now as I celebrate my eighty first

Passovers, then and now as I celebrate my eighty first
Growing up as one of four sons, I was raised in an Orthodox home and therefore we had an Orthodox Passover Seder. Our Mother removed any leavened bread and took them out of our apartment to be used again after the holiday of freedom. You can go to my daughter’s site “When you put it... Read more »