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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 7, 2011 PAGE 9A By Gloria.Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 "Baby it's cold outside" At least it still is as I write this column. Remember, I write very far in advance of publication date, so maybe things have changed. I certainly hope so. I loye cold weather, and I don't like a constant of 90 -degree temperatures, but enough is enough./I'm even thinking of moving to Florida if this cold keeps up]) Our middle son. his wife and their two children (our grands) have been visiting us for nine days but found it too cold to swim. and when we went to SeaWorld. it was almost empty because of the blustery cold weather. Here is a report from Cable News Network from the Internet with some changes by me: "While forecasters predict improving weather conditions in the Northeast the news might be of little solace to the thousands of airline passengers who have been stranded since the holiday weekend and, in some cases, will still have to wait several more days before going home. The storm that has unnerved domestic and international travelers produced blinding snow and wreaked havoc from the Carolinas to Maine. More than 4,155 flights had been canceled, up to 32 inches of snow piled up in areas, and wind gusts blew as strong as 80 mph. 'This storm was one of the most challenging storms we've ffad in a decade or two.' said Thomas Bosco, general manager of New York's LaGuardia Airport. "The New York metropolitan areas three major airports began a slow. process to get things back 6n track after being closed for nearly 24 hours, while airlines worked to get passengers to their final destinations. "The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was coordinating with airports and airlines to bolster staffing as necessary when flights resumed, according to spokeswoman Sterling Payne. "Stranded travelers slept on cots and atop luggage carousels. while less fortunate people bedded down on airport floors. "Antonio Christopher said he spent two nights sleeping at Heathrow Airport in London. where snow caused major delays earlier this month. (Yes. Europe also suffered the cold weather.) "'Stranded travelers who tried to Call airline representatives to reschedule flights said getting in touch with a live human being proved difficult. "Amtrak. said that it had resumed limited service. But spokes- man Cliff Cole warned that many trains may already be sold out. Some regional trains also were making extra stops in an effort to accommodate passengers, he said. "Travel by road was also difficult. Emergency declarations were in place in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts, among other places. And for those who stayed home things were also tough. Many residents were seen stocking up on food and supplies at local markets in anticipation of the weather. "In some cities coastal flooding was an issue. Families had to be rescued. Even airport restaurants were running out of food. "Most carriers were waiving penalties for passengers changing flights. "Still, the storm's timing, coming over a holiday weekend, was fortuitous for some and disastrous for others. At least many folks had the holiday off and did not have to commute to work." (Our own Orlando International Airport passengers suffered when their flights to northern cities were canceled. Oh gee, another day to spend at Disney! I'm sure the kids were thrilled.) A good man gone I'm referring to Richard Holbrooke, who died on Dec. 13. He was an American diplomat, a magazine editor, author, profes- sor, Peace Corps official and an investment banker. Most of all, he was the 0nly person to have held the position of assistant Secretary of State for two dif- ferent regions of the world. He covered Asia from 1977 until 1981 and Europe from 1994 un- til 1996. He was most recently, President Obama's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He also served as our ambassador to the United Nations. Not many people know this, Richard Holbrooke but Richard Holbrooke had a Jewish background. His parents were Dan Holbrooke and Trudi Kearl (nee Moos).'l'rudi's Jewish family fled Hamburg, Germany, in 1933 for Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then to New York. Richard's dad, Dan, was a doctor who died of cancer when Richard was still a teen. Dan was born of Russian-Jewish parents in Warsaw and took the name Holbrooke when he immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. His original name was Goldbrajch. Richard Holbrookewas a good friend to Jewish people everywhere. Actually, his Jewish past shaped his passion for all displaced people. He will be sorely missed. Happy 70th birthday!, SHEILA WOLFE-CARROLL is a lovely gal. A member of our community, she has been battling schizophrenia for many years. Sheila wrote a poem for her morn, PAT CARROLUs recent 70th birthday. It is titled simply "To My Mama" and goes like this: To my mama, whom I graciously love, You who G-d has given me from high above, I loved you from the very start, and you have given me a brain that is smart, Smartly I say to you, you are the queen of glory. You are glorious as I tell you this story, Out of all the mothers in the dan& you were the One who took my hand. when I was just a tiny babe, you made sure to save my life. From a happy childhood to reading books in school, to learning right from wrong, you were no fool. And after you gently pdshed me in life, you didn't let go when my brain caused me so much strife, I suffered many years as the story unfolds, but you told me I'd have to be bold, And fought to get me medi- cine as my brain did fall apart, you never gave up on me from the horrifying brain disorder that I fought, There'sbeenalotofhappiness with you in my life, you believed in me and told me to fight The hallucinations, depres- sion. insomnia and anxiety, they are all a part of me as you tell me "the glass is always half full and never half empty" since every day is different. I keep trying with all my might, I love you mom. as I hug you tight. You have reached a golden age on your 70th year, I'm so happy to have you. let me make this perfectly clear, Pat Wolfe Sheila Carroll Thank you mom, you are a giverqike the saints. I never knew anyone quite like you, this picture that I paint. You're a giver from the Lord almighty, you have always been my saint. (It sounds like Pat is quite a woman. We at Heritage wish her a happy birthday, too!) Did you know? Did you know that the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center has a Daytime Student Program? For more information about your aspiring actor, you can phone 407-321-8111. They will also be holding Kids Summer Acting Camp, 2011. You can check it out by phoning the same number. On Jan. 25, "Aesop's Fables" will be performed at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. These 2600-year-old gems have neverbeen so entertaining. Join the Elizabethan actors as they stumble upon your assembled crowd and decide to put on a show of Aesop's greatest hits! All tickets are only five dollars. For all other information, phone the same number as above. One for the road A biker stops at a garage in a small Polish village tosee whether they can quickly repair a problem he's having with his bike. When he learns that it won't be fixed for a while, he tells them that he lives nearby and he'll pick it up later. On his walk home he stops by the farm shop to buy a goose and two chickens. He then goes to the hardware store and buys a bucket and anvil. As he struggles with his purchases, he sees 75-year-old Becky wandering around in a daze and crying. "What's the matter lady?" he asks. Becky looks up and sees this handsome man smiling at her in a friendly way. She immediately stops crying. "I'm lost," replies B ecky, quickly composing herself. "I've only just moved into this village and today, for the first time, I've walked to do some shopping but can't remember how to get back." "Where do you live?" he asks. "179 Bush Ave " replies Becky. The biker says, "You're in luck lady. As I live quite near Bush Avenue, I'll be glad to escort you to your new home. But I won't be able to walk very fast because I'm holding my shopping, as you can see." "So why don'tyou put the anvil inside the bucket, carry the goose in your left hand, carry the bucket plus anvil in your right hand, and hold one of the chickens under each arm?" suggests Becky. "That's a good idea, lady, thank you," he says, doing as she sug- gested. Then he starts to escort Becky home. Becky can't believe that she is being accompanied by such a good-looking man. But only a few minutes into their walk, he suddenly says to her, "Let's take a short cut down this alley, lady. It will save five minutes of our time." On hearing this, Becky says, "Hold on a minute. I'm a lonely widow with no husband to help defend me. How do I know that when we're in the alley you won't grab me, hold me up against the wall and harm me?" The biker laughs out loud.'Lady, I'm carrying a bucket, an anvil, two chickens and a goose. How on earth do you think I could harm you?" 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