2023 - Lunch with Maureen and Maxine
We had lunch
with Maxine (Konigsfest) Freed, sister of good friend Maureen Faine. We
have not seen Maxine for about 60 years (!) but we see Maureen regulary
) and she has
updated. By chance Maxine mentored daughter Vered and husband Aviv
orientation period at Columbus University.
- Lunch with Archie Ogden
We had lunch this week with Archie Ogden, a friend from our days in St
Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Archie and his wife Ella were close
friends of ours, and we shared many happy hours with them, sometimes
with Archie entertaining us on his guitar. Read what Doreen wrote about
the Ogdens in her recipe book.
Meeting Archie for lunch in
Archie with guitar (about 30-40 years ago)
- Tirza Naor ז"ל
We were saddened this week by the passing of Tirza Naor whom Doreen had
for a number of years.
See previous post.
Tiina Drui is a very talented artist. Her painting of her husband
Heini acurately depicts him. Here is some more of
Heini Drui (see Schank family tree
was for many years a "lost" relative but we now have fairly regular
contact. We have seen him and his charming wife both in Israel and in
Estonia. Click here
picture and more links and information.
About 50 years ago the Chief Rabbi of Israel Ovadia Yosef visited Coral
World and I showed him around the site.
This year his son, Chief Rabbi Yitschak Yosef visited Coral World and
my son showed him around the site.
(Son Aviv is amazing - where does he find all these old photos??!!)
We were very impressed with the Segolis visit to Tromso Norway to view
the Northern Lights
. It looks like an
amazing sight. That's something
we've never experienced or even come
close to. Our visits to the far north were all in summer. At least we
the midnight sun
in Tromso and had
lunch and bought a tee shirt at the Northern Lights Inn in
- Moran and Mikhal in Tromso, Norway
(See also This Week's Picture)
Moran and Mikhal enjoying a drink
served in a glass made entirely of ice
They went on a snow-shoe
hike with a sledge dog puppy
and warmed up with a fire on the ice.
2023 - The Nussbaums
We spent a happy and delicious time in Toronto at the Nussbaums, John
and Ethne, old friends from our days in Durban, South Africa. (see last visit in 2016)
Meeting the Glogauers in Toronto
On our way home we stopped over in Toronto, Canada to visit Doreen's
cousin Eileen Glogauer and Isaac. We enjoyed a Friday night dinner and
brunch the next morning. Doreen and Eileen were very close when they
were younger but unforunately we don't see them often enough. Our last visit was in 2016.
see Nochimovitz tree.
2023 - Ice Skating in Toronto.
The temperature was -2C. There was no wind so it wasn't so bad. From
our hotel window we saw ice skating
Lunch with Florence, Jussie and Dov Levin
We had a long lunch reminiscing with Florence and Jussie Levin and
their son Dov. Dov is on sabbatical from his post as Assistant
Professor in political science in Hong Kong. We enjoy our meetings with
the Levins. Florence is very 'family orientated' and keeps me up to
date on the branch of
the Gordon/Glazer family tree.
January 2023 -
A visit to Nina Shafer
Doreen went to Philadelphia to meet Nina Schafer, a close friend from
our days in St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Doreen was happy that
Nina's daughter, Hannah, was also there.
Click for our last visit to Nina
2023 - The Rons visit Cuba
Daughter Vered Ron with Aviv, Danielle, Lior and Danielle's friend Oz
are spending and enjoying a few days in Havana, Cuba.
January 2023 -
Brunch with the Hocks
Eddie Hock, Anita Hock, Lynne Hock, Eloise Feinstein, Jonathan Hock,
We were delighted to again meet Anita Hock and family. The brunch was
delicious and the company terrific. See here
for two previous
celebrations with them.
See Nochimovitz tree.
‘free’ hours in the middle of the day – so we
went to eat lunch at a water hole. Quality time together in the desert
with a swim – can’t get
better than that. Unfortunately - I got stuck in the mud on the way
Mikhal had to have her Zoom meeting in the field.. Luckily I have
friends with 4X4 that came and got us out.