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Madame Chamberlaine and Bubbe Dvoshe

Tzipie Wolner

“Bubbe Dvoshe?!” My mother smiled and nodded. “Yup, Bubbe Dvoshe. Well, she’s not really our grandmother, but she’s related to us.”

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

“So when is she coming?” I asked.

My mother checked her watch. “Madame Chamberlaine said they should be arriving just about now.”

She looked out the large window toward the street. “I’m a little worried. You see, Bubbe Dvoshe is very, very old and she’s never traveled in an airplane before. In fact, I think she’s never traveled anywhere.”

“Really?!”

“No. She lives in a village in Hungary where there’s barely any electricity. I’m not even sure how often she rides in a car.”

Shuly and I gaped at each other. “Huh? So how does she get to the store and stuff?”

My mother laughed. “You’re gonna like this. They actually travel in a horse and buggy.”


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