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Shragi and Shia Say Goodbye

Yael Mermelstein

“Shoshana, get down off of those boxes, you’re going to hurt yourself!” my mother yelled. You should know by now that my mother is super fair and that she is NOT the yelling type. But according to parents, today was a super stressful day. The Kolodny family was moving! My father got a new job in a new city and since there were some great yeshivos over there my parents said, “Why not?”

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

“Mommy, where’s the duct tape?” Shia called out from his room.

Since when was Shia Mr. Helpful? What was he doing? Sealing boxes? I figured I ought to find out. I went upstairs, trying not to think about the fact that this might be the very last time I’d be walking these stairs. The new family that had bought our house was popping by this afternoon to check some things out. Then we’d be gone! No more Moishy’s market! No more shul! No more school! No more friends! Waaaaaah!

“What on earth are you doing?” I asked Shia when I got to the room. He was unrolling packing tape on the floor and coloring it with a red magic marker.

 

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