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Made in the Shade

Ruchama Schnaidman

Some people just don’t understand what it’s like to be a kid my age. But I don’t want to talk about those people. Today, I’ll tell you about someone who does. She’s related to me but she’s not my sister. I don’t see her often but I speak to her a lot on the phone. You’re probably thinking it’s my Savta, the one you’ve heard about before, but you’re wrong.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This time I’m talking about my AuntGoldy, my mother’s sister who lives in Yerushalayim. AuntGoldy has eight kids, and every single one of them is a boy.  She says that sometimes she calls my house just to hear another female voice. Whenever I see her name on caller ID, I rush to answer, because talking to my aunt is so much fun. My mother tells me I remind her of Goldy when she was younger — we’re the same type. AuntGoldy gets it — she just understands what life is like for a girl my age. I’ll prove that to you. A few months ago, AuntGoldy called exactly three minutes after I went into my bedroom and found my little sister, Racheli, coloring in her notebook with my brand-new set of oil pastels. Racheli doesn’t just color; she presses down on her crayons (my pastels!) and scribbles hard. That’s not what oil pastels were created for. 
 

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