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“The Funniest Woman You’ve Never Heard Of” — as shared by Gary Toll

AS CHILDREN, JUDY AND I WOULD PLAY a game we called “Make Me Laugh.” I was probably eight or nine at the time, and Judy was a   couple of years older than I. We would play characters and dress up in crazy … [Read More...]

Keeping Memories Fresh and Green — as shared by Nick Clooney

I’M NOT SURE I HAVE COPED with the loss of my sisters. They seem very much a part of me even now. We were Depression kids and were each other’s resources and there was no opportunity for us to think of being separate … [Read More...]

The Sock Puppet That Launched a Career — as shared by Ronn Lucas

WE HAD A TRADITION OF GATHERING at the Tully family house. My real name is Ronny Wayne Tully. Grandpa Tully had a very dry sense of humor. I had three sets of grandparents—the Tullys, the Connors, and the Lucases. The … [Read More...]

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Constructive Revenge — as shared by Robert Meeropol

I HAVE NO DETAILED MEMORY of my and my brother’s prison visits to our parents, nor do I have any recollection at all of our final visit to them at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York, shortly before their execution. What I do remember of our visits is that we played games and saw them one at […]

“The aim of life is to live” — as shared by Ellen Gould

MY OLDER SISTER, PAULA, WAS KILLED in a car accident when she was seven. She was on her way home from Hebrew school, having just gotten off the school bus in a snowstorm. The driver that hit her never even saw her. I can only imagine the tragedy this was for my parents and grandparents. I remember her as […]

The Language of Music — as shared by Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma

I REMEMBER MOST FONDLY THE TIME my father and I spent walkingaround the Jardin Luxembourg, when he explained to me how plantsgrew, and his telling me that the very first piece he conducted was Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. So, as a toddler, I tried conducting the tall chestnut trees, singing the first phrase, and expecting them to continue […]

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