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Music and Memories

Josh Groban is a voice I enjoy listening to, especially this particular song:  To Where You Are.  It evokes an emotional level within me, causing me to reflect on my parents, the lovely memories they have left me with, and the wondering what it would be like to see them again, see their smiles and the love within their eyes for me and my brother.

“To Where You Are”

Who can say for certain
Maybe you’re still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory’s so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You’re still an inspiration
Can it be
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn’t faith believing
All power can’t be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
‘Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

I know you’re there
A breath away’s not far
To where you are

Photographs will have to suffice, along with the cherished memories…


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Sunday Scenes: August 30, 2015

private road

I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone, And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone. – Gale Brook Burket


Family heirlooms rescued from Nazis were allegedly stolen by Wells Fargo contractors.

Shame on Wells Fargo Bank!


Do you want to learn more about Selichot? If so, visit this link.


Illinois man knocks over nine-foot menorah, and is arrested.


Kirk Douglas and is wife will be donating $80 million in new gifts to various charities!


The Nazi Gold Train has been found, confirmed by Polish Ministry.



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Caldron Cooking


Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble”
By William Shakespeare

(from Macbeth)
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.


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Friday Ramblings


The Nobel Peace Prize went to Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons! Congratulations!

The Nobel Prize in Literature went to Alice Munro. Brava!

Peter Higgs and François Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

For a list of all the 2013 presentations and past presentations, visit here.


I will be buying this book: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. I can not believe the maturity she shows, humanely, emotionally and intellectually, well beyond her sixteen years of age.

Skirball Cultural Center is now presenting, a smile, they said, a project by Antje Schiffers and Thomas Sprenger.

If you have a chance, read the poignant article, Visiting My Grandmother’s Yahrzeit Plaque“.

I am halfway through reading Paris: The Novel, by Edward Rutherfurd.

Orly Castel-Bloom has a new book out entitled, “Textile“.

Erich Priebke died at the age of 100. He was a former SS Nazi Captain.

Shabbat Shalom!

Sorry for the update…I forgot to add a link.


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Lorri M. News

clouds meet sea

A bowl found during archaeological dig shows a 2,700 year-old Hebrew inscription.

Movie of Warsaw Uprising shows historical footage, and has been colorized for effect and possible links to those still searched for.

Food spices found in 6,100 year-old crock pot.

I so love this quote:

Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earthlings wave to the Cassini orbiter


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Friday News – August 16, 2013

tree view

I finished reading Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Jessica Soffer.

I saw the film, The Artist and the Model. It was filmed entirely in black and white, which only emphasized the setting, emotions and story line. It moves slow, which for me was nice, and allowed the viewer to grasp the emotional content through the body language of the actors.

I am in the middle of reading The Lute and the Scars, by Danilo Kis.

Visit Leora, at Sketching Out, to browse through the links for the August Jewish Book Carnival.

Hannah has some lovely photographs and information regarding the American Memorial in Chateuu-Thierry.

This man is building a Sukkah out of “homeless signs” he bought. How clever, how inspiring, and filled with Mitzvot!

Fire in My Heart: The Story of Hannah Senesh is now on exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, by Mark Cohen, looks to be an interesting read in more ways than one.

Read here
, in the Jewish Observer, to learn about Edyie Gorme, who died at the age of 84. You can also learn about a Treblinka survivor, along with a story about a German who saved Jews during World War II.

Sorry about the update…I needed to correct something.

August 16m 2013 – 10 Elul, 5773

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