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Adventure with My Gran

Tova Teitelbaum

A month before my 12th birthday Grandma says to me: “I’ll be going to Israel soon; would you like to come with me?” It takes about seven seconds for this information to sink in. Then I start jumping up and down with excitement. “Grandma, I thought you had forgotten my bat mitzvah!”

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My grandmother is a lot of fun. She likes joining us cousins in kicking a football around the yard. She’s also good at ping-pong but insists that we pick up the missed balls. I love my Gran because she makes me feel good. I’m tall and plumpish and the most striking thing about me is my hair. To call it curly is being polite. It looks like a brown bush with blond streaks. “We all have hair like that. My hair was like that and so was your mother’s,” she comforts me.

So now you know why I’m looking forward to traveling with my grandma!

After a long, tiring flight we eventually reach Vienna airport.

We drop our suitcases at the hotel and Gran says, “Let’s start exploring before it gets dark.”

 

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