Tag Archives: sisters

A Day Out: Philadelphia

I met my sister Madeline for the day in Philadelphia. It’s about halfway by train for each of us between New Jersey and Maryland. We walked first to the Barnes Foundation Museum.  Dr. Alfred C. Barnes grew up poor in … Continue reading

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Naming: Sisters, Pets, Daughters, & Storms

“If the baby’s a girl, can we name her Madeline?” My  sister Naomi, then five,  asked my parents, who were expecting their fourth child. We both loved Ludwig Bemelmans’ 1939 Madeline.   And when my mother gave birth March 22, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Madeline!

Today is my sister Madeline’s birthday. A few weeks ago she wrote on her friend Wendy’s Facebook wall: “Happy Birthday! ..  I can’t believe how OLD you are!!! Wendy and Madeline were best friends throughout middle and high school. The … Continue reading

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