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Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

It’s time, once again, to play De Mamma Lushun Storytelling Game — where one Sister starts a story, hands it off to the next Sister, and the third Sister completes it. Of course there’s a catch: Each of our stories has to include some of the wise and occasionally wacky Yiddish words and expressions we learned from our Munkacs-born mother, Mrs. Rose Stark a”h.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s been about a year since we left Mindy and Mendy in our last Storytelling Game. Back then, that young couple went on a shidduch date, discovered a shared Munkacs ancestry, found a mutual love for their grandparents’ Yiddish expressions, got married, survived the cooking perils of their shanah rishonah, and made a vort for the oldest of their five children. (Yes, you guessed it: Time has no meaning in storytelling games!) More storytelling rules (we make them up as we go along): Yiddish transliterations are according to Munkacs pronunciation; expressions can be repeated from story to story; we take no responsibility for messed-up translations or pitiful Yiddish grammar; and no, there will not be a test at the end. So, we pick up our story as Mindy and Mendy marry off their youngest child, Shmiel. At this life-changing moment, our heroes look for help to deal with various ensuing issues. But will the professionals they turn to give them sound advice and guidance? Or will they simply drei them a kup?

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