Tag Archives: Hungary

Sophie’s Choice

It was an Oscar-winning performance from Meryl Streep. It also described a life choice made by my great-grandmother. The movie was released on VHS right about the time of the birth of my first child. It was about the 3rd … Continue reading

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The Steamer Trunk

After the death of my father, there was very little from my childhood home that I really wanted. The piano I grew up with had already been given away to a small neighborhood church that my grandparents had supported. But … Continue reading

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Paprikash

My grandparents were immigrants from Eastern Europe, mostly Hungary and Czechoslovakia, who came here for a better life. They brought with them a rich culture, which was reinforced when they settled in ethnically diverse communities such as my home in … Continue reading

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Memories in the Key of D

I was just 9 yr old when music entered my life in the form of a restored walnut upright piano, made in the late 1800’s by Lindeman & Sons, NYC. photo from Lindeman catalog. 1900 It was a classic piece … Continue reading

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