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Gone but Not Forgotten

December 12, 2016

Hi Papa.

Has it really been a year since we last spoke? Sometimes it feels longer and sometimes like only yesterday. Maybe it’s because a day doesn’t goes by I don’t think about you or even talk about you. Sales of “What Papa Told Me” continue to come in, as do requests for me to speak in schools about The Book. As hard as it is to talk about you now that you’re gone, it’s also heartening when the feedback is so positive. Especially after my recent talk at Edward R. Murrow HS in Brooklyn, which, ironically, isn’t so far from where you once lived. Instead of me telling you what the students said, I will let the excerpts from their letters speak for themselves.

letters to papa

In this holiday time, I just wanted to say thanks again for your last gift–this story. It truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Well, I’m sure you’re busy with shuffleboard and poker tournaments, so please know I am thinking of you and sending a hug. Everyone here is well and sends their love. Hi to Nana. Is she still feeding you? I’m sure your appetite is back and bigger than ever. Until next time.

I love you.



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  1. Joe F permalink

    You got this “street kid” from South Medford with a tear in his eye with this post.

  2. electchester permalink

    Felice, That brought tears to my eyes.  Regards to your mom from Larry and myself. Sharon

  3. Now I am crying. Beautiful!

  4. Tom Olverson permalink

    Beautiful, Felice!

  5. Keep doing the great work you are doing!! Sharing your grandfather’s journey can be a guiding light for generations!! Fantastic!!

  6. Richard Aberson permalink

    I too think about your Papa all the time A real hero to me . He could not be defeated by anyone or anything.

  7. Roger. Bass permalink

    Love this. So important to remember those we loved and those we love during the holidays. Roger

  8. Diann B permalink

    I love you for this post Felice! Enjoy your Holy day!

  9. Auntie M permalink

    Always beautiful posts, today beautiful remembrance

  10. Mom permalink

    Thanks for another beautiful tribute to papa..your papa blogs have and still are helping me through this difficult year of loss. I am continuously comforted by the memories of how special you and papa were to each other.

  11. sidney schwartzbaum permalink

    Is today holocaust rememberence. Day?

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