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~:IRITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, NOVEMBER 21, 2003 I I II II By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 world A woman was leaving a 7-11 with her morning coffee when Where were you? she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the ,l verybody seems to remember where they were when they nearby cemetery. ,got the news that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot. A long black hearse led the procession followed by a second ,My thoughts go back to the monumental tragedy every year long black hearse and they were followed by a solitary woman ,November 22 and especially this year as it is the 40th walking a pit bull dog on a leash. I iversary of the historic event. Behind the woman with the dog, another 200 women walked mira,Where was I? single file. 1,I was living in my native Brooklyn, New York Unable to contain her curiosity, the woman who just came l |bMY spouse and I had only one child at the time, our son, out of the 7-11 approached the lady with the dog and said, "I am i AVID, who was just weeks away from his second birthday, so sorry for your loss and don't wish to disturb you, but I have t and|LUnNovember22,1tookhimtoalocalWoolworthstorewhere never seen a funeral like this. Who died? :lu ttoY gun and olster, set, cowboy boots, and a rains my husband. My dog attacked and killed him." Then she continued, The second hearse contains my mother Co'It essedlike Biily the Kid, little David and I boarded a bus in law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned ',had,| r the ride home. rsey;| l.At one of the bus-stops, a passenger got on and announced to on her." exas f us that President Kennedy had just been shot in Dallas, tween the two women then the woman from the 7-11 asked,A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passed be- rma, i tin t I removed the / uickly (and from some strange ns c ) "Can I borrow the dog?" t boy hat from my little toddler, David, and we rode home "Get in line!" responded the lady with the dog. n What? Another joke? Okay: we reached our apartment, we found out that President fllA man returned fr m a trip t Shanghai and was feeling very ! nedy had died " I ,1. I Phoned my spouse who was at worR ana we tried to console He went to see his doctor and was immediately rushed to the hospital to undergo a series of tests. other. As the man woke up after the tests in a private hospital room, Our world, and the world of all Americans, had just turned his phone rang. ar ide down. David hadn't a cluel would ever guess that 20 years later, on November 10, "This is your doctor," said the voice on the phone. "We have --;,Tr X ,OUrson, David,wouldmarrythedaughterofDr.MALeOLM the results back from your tests. I'm sorry to report that you n2 i ent" lY--whn h dnf "ra rv t P rkland'M mnr' lKen edyHn mt l G.A.S.H."have an extremely contagious and deadly disease known as "GASH?" replied the man. "What on earth is that?" The doctor explained, "It's a combination of Gonorrhea, Pronounced him dead. you Llte said he was in the trauma room with the President for 20 minutes and recalls Jacqueline Kennedy standing and robbing from a corner. Q! hen he rushed upstairs to operate on Governor Connelly. VO] wo days later he tried to save JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey INVITATIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS ~etlred the 4 " now, Dr.Perryandhislovelywife,(our machatunim ) enticed to another part of Texas where they own a ranch. He still around the globe to lecture. i~ d every November 22, he is interviewed by media. ~ .~r aall world. ,rB d a happy belated anniversary wish goes outto our David uor s wife, JODIE, as they celebrate 20 years of marriage. sor, .li ugh now a Texan, David was raised here attended o school and was a bar mitzvah at Congregation Ohev himself in the service of our country. y T e, ,e are very proud parents. h'~ T~ ts the name for the operation our troops in Iraq are t l 'ag whe " r ,never they come upon terrorist insu gents. it s really more like "Sponge Hammer," which is a pity totthis particular Muslim enemy equates decency with 81 ee veann d wnlr i wltt h Stsr;nnagghg(ue s |ant IasPe Pul,)Turkey, were just car-bombed by Is- lamic terrorists, causing much death and destruction. Turkey was considered a relatively safe place for Jews and Israelis to visit until now altho ugh my family suffered a great loss there some years ago. Our dear Abraham Eiezar, then Station Master for El AI Airlines in Istanbul, was gunned down in front of his wife and children for no other reason than that he repre- sented Israel in his airline uniform. Abraham was our house guest often here in Winter Park, and again just weeks ELEZAR before his murder. ,that last visit he seemed disturbed about a man who ,him and flashed a light on his face, but stole from him. . e en to fmber Abraham muttering about it before h w t i,lly dismissing it as nothing to worry about. that it was k alwavs miss him and still kee hiss ecia, blend of . - P P Our cupboard, just as if he will return someday. I need a joke. or sed my readers (right after 9/11) that I would do could to bring some laughter into their newly etl lives caused by terrorism 'Zi ! "net all, i ' egoes: AIDS, SARS, and Herpes." "My gosh, DocW screamed the man in a panic. "What are we going to do about it?" "Well, "said the doctor, "we're going to put you on a strict diet of pizza, matzos, pancakes, sliced carrots, quesadillas, lox, pita bread and pickle chips." The man asked hopefully, "Will that cure me?" '`well, no, "said the doctor, "but those are the only foods that will fit under the door." A good deed, indeed That's what it's called when people think of others and do whatever it takes to help whoever's in need. BRUCE HOFFEN, MD, a neurologist practicing in Longwood, was joined by his office staff recently to take part in an evening "Walk For Multiple Sclerosis" at the University of Central Florida. More than 700 participants joined together to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to walking the 3K marathon, the participants were treated to a wonderful and rare sight a lunar eclipse. Shown here (l-r): DEBRA HOFFEN, DAWN SANTO, Dr. BRUCE HOFFEN and BONNIE CLORE. This is such aworthy cause as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides support for patients with MS and their fami- lies, and also raises substantial funds for research. If you, or someone you know, has MS, contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by phone, 1-800-FIGHT MS or on their website, www.nationalmssocie y,grg. Even if you don't, but just want to join a good cause, reach out and help out today! You'll feel great about it. Even celebrities find the time World class entertainer, CAROL STEIN, inspite of her busy schedule playing piano and singing here in Orlando and all over the world, finds time to volunteer in a most meaningful way. Recently, in an email, Carol said: "One of my favorite things I do in the daytime (3 - 4 times a month) is donate time to ,Give Kids the World.' It is a marvelous organization helping families which have amazing challenges dealing with a sick child. I usually work as the ice cream parlor lady or play with the kids in the castle. It is such a joy making ice cream Sundays and banana splits knowing it will bring a smile to their faces!" (Carol can be seen performing at Pleasure Island's Comedy Warehouse, and on Tuesday nights at Timpano's Restaurant, Orlando.) See "Scene Around" on page I0 PAGE9 FLORIDA EWISH NEWS can be purchased at the following locations: Oasscr. CouN JCC *Cascades Florist 851 N. Maitland Ave. 10069 University Blvd. Maitland Orlando Too Jays Cacades Florist 2624 E. Colonial Drive 711 N. Alafaya Trail Orlando Orlando Borders Too Jays 600 North Orlando Ave. 715 N. Alafaya Trail Winter Park Orlando, FL 32828 Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation 11200 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando . SEMINOLE COUNTY Heritage News Amira Kosher Market 207 O'Brien Rd. 1351 E. Altamonte Dr. Fern Park AItamonte Springs Borders Books and Music Bagel King 880 W. S. R. 436 1472 Semoran Blvd. Altamonte Springs Casselberry Borders Books and Music * Too Jays 8285 Red Bug Lake Rd. 515 E. 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