I grew up in Chicago, you might say kind of like in a schtetl. Very close knit family, predominantly in a Jewish neighborhood. I have two sisters. My mother was one of four; we spent a lot of time at my aunt's house so that her three kids, while we were little, were right there with us all the time. I probably saw my mother's parents four times a week because they stopped by. We had Friday night dinner at my father's parent's home. My grandmother was a very quiet woman, Orthodox Jew, did not put her values on anyone. My grandparents had six children. Their children were invited to Friday night dinner, and my grandmother invited anyone from the temple, from the street, from anywhere, so there was a crowd.
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