Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mummy liked my meatloaf (continued from previous post)

We all ate meatloaf together, Mummy, Ellen and I. Mum put it between two whole wheat Arnold bread slices, which stank of preservative, so I declined, and ate my straight, as did Ellie.

We talked and watched while Mummy opened the mail.

She gave me the most recent Cleveland Jewish News cuz we're from Cleveland. She wanted me to read the cover story about Tay-Sachs disease, the horrible progressive genetic disease that usually kills Jewish children before the age of 5.

I had known it killed people othan the Jews cuz my neighbor Mary's late husband was a Tay-Sachs researcher. If you wanna read his scientific papers, google EE Grebner. Hiergyphix to me.

The CJN contains clear writing. I used to baby-sit for David Schonberg, now 51, who has late-onset Tay-Sachs. For the fascinating story, click here and scroll down to the second article.

Thank god Mummy liked the meat loaf. Didn't think it was undercooked. Of course, we ovened it for 20 minutes.

Ah, here comes the school bus. Time for me to work on Chapter Four. What music shall we put on?


  1. Say hi to your mother for me, please. Does she remember me at all? It has been so many years.

    I had no idea there was such a thing as late onset Tay-Sachs.

  2. i'm sure my mom will remember you, iris. every time we get together, tho, she tells me all the things she forgets. her mind is really great, tho.

    shame about tay-sachs. the kid i used to sit for was once so b'ful and happy. now he's in a nursing home going steadily downhill.