June 13th, 2007


It's Not a House, It's a Home

On this date, June 13, in 1920, my grandparents Rabbi Abraham Burstein and Stella Cohn got married.

On this date, June 13, in 2007, my younger brother Josh is supervising the final removal of the things in the house in which we grew up. Earlier, things were donated to charity and boxes were taken away by movers. This morning, rubbish removal came for the rest. The phone has been disconnected, the gas and electricity will be turned off, and by this time next week, the house will have been sold to a new family with three children of their own.

I hope the house will love and cherish them as it loved and cherished us.