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Surprise! The world’s favorite beverage, after water, isn’t Coke. It’s camellia sinensis, also known as tea. Today China, India, Kenya, and Sri Lanka are the biggest tea growers. Mishpacha Junior spoke to Lou Wedd, who worked on tea farms in the Highlands of Kenya.
“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?”
I was a regular, well-adjusted girl with a great, happy childhood, good friends, and a stable home. Definitely more on the practical, down-to-earth side, not “mushy gushy” like some of the other kids in my class, and with a touch of tomboy in me — a result of being sandwiched between two brothers — I did well in school and looked forward to going to the seminary of my choice in Eretz Yisrael.