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I'm 86. Legally blind. But a force to be reckoned with!

Sheila remembered in the Wall Street Journal

From Perri, a new piece in the Wall Street Journal about Shakespeare and Sheila: But the person who should have been there with me to stand and cheer was gone. If my mother had been there, she would have insisted … Continue reading

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Remembering Sheila

From Sheila’s granddaughter: I wanted to alert blogginggrandma readers to a piece by my mother, Sheila’s daughter, on the New York Times New Old Age blog today about taking care of Sheila, a reflection of sorts on the piece that Sheila … Continue reading

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YES, I DARE TO EAT A PEACH

**Note from Josephine (Sheila’s granddaughter): It’s very strange and very sad and, on occasion, even a little bit joyful to go back through my grandmother’s digital archives. Her computer leaves no doubt that Sheila was busy writing and making and editing new documents … Continue reading

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This is Josephine Wolff, Sheila’s granddaughter and blogmaster, and I’m writing to inform her blog readership that Sheila passed away Wednesday afternoon. In the final years of her life, this blog was a source of immense joy to Sheila and the … Continue reading

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A LOVELY REVIEW OF MY DAUGHTER’S LATEST NOVEL!

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MY PERSONAL, SERIOUS, AND TOTALLY SCREWBALL VIEW OF IMPRINTING

I remember. This is exactly what I heard.  “She is pale, so very pale, Madam. She look to me just like a cute little white mouse!” These were not the words of admiration I was expecting to hear then in … Continue reading

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Age Shall Not Wither Her Nor Custom Stale Her Infinite Variety… but that has little to do with anything here…

Of course, Shakespeare was writing of Cleopatra, and Cleopatra was who, in the 1940’s in my youthful fantasies, I wanted to grow up to be. Alas, I was overweight, Orthodox Jewish, myopic, a teacher with thick eyeglasses, so I never … Continue reading

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