past faces


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jackie, ca 1958

My mother and aunt got their first dog when my Aunt Helene won a puppy in a rigged television contest. The contest was supposed to reward the most creative puppy name with a puppy, and her choice of “Sir Jackson” (which is really quite a spectacular name when the breeder’s name is appended to the … Continue reading

the hoffer family, 1966

in my family, we have certain idiosyncratic terms that no one else in the world uses besides us. i’m sure lots of families do. my sister and i did not realize until some few years ago, however, that this was actually the case. we thought everyone walked around calling the national council of jewish women … Continue reading