Purim. Almost 100 years ago. Denver, Colorado. Nathan Schwartz meets Esther Israelski at a party. She is wearing some sort of outfit adorned with spoons, and holding a sign that says “Do you want to spoon with me?” He did want to spoon with her, and more. They went out for a few years, got married, had two children and lived well for many years. Nathan and Esther were my great-grandparents.
It’s Purim time so a little update from Shushan. Esther and King Ahausverous had 3 children – the youngest, Stephanie, just finished college and after a summer as a camp-counselor moved back home. She’s trying to “find herself” and is spending some time as a waiter and working part-time at a local pre-school. Mom and Dad and daughter are all adjusting to being under the same roof again. They do gather weekly to watch Downton Abbey as a family.