HIM: Some little place you never heard of.
Me: Try me.
He spoke of being a teenager and of having known the Baum family, at least those of them who had not previously left for the US.
(In fact, Schmiel Baum had gone to the US himself in 1901 at age twenty-five, probably intending to bring his wife and three children later. When he was there he saw how his brother Solomon had "adopted American ways" and, horrified, Schmiel returned to Europe. Three of his eight children went to the US before WWII and one went afterwards as a refugee, but he and his wife Chana and their other four children were killed.)
|Schmiel and Chana, at the bride's right.|
That evening, we went over to visit with him. He had gone to the US, raised a family, done very well financially and written a book about his life. He visits Israel often and in this particular instance, was here to see his grandson complete his officers' course.
Every once in awhile, someone says "some little place you never heard of." I love it.