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By Andrew Furman

While many Jews have picked Florida because the ideal position to retire, Matt Glassman has selected it because the starting point his maturity. maybe that is as the pressures of lifestyles have continuously reminded him approximately his grandfather who mysteriously disappeared from the kinfolk 20 years in the past. Now, whereas he attempts to start a kinfolk of his personal, he additionally builds a dating with the only one who may well be aware of the reality approximately his grandfather?s disappearance: his grandmother. She's remained stubbornly reticent at the subject these types of years, but if a well-recognized previous guy exhibits up at Glassman's place of work he thinks he might eventually get a few answers.

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They were only too kind to come over at a moment’s notice and always granted Glassman what they termed, with a conspiratorial wink and a shot to the arm, the Pine Lakes Discount. Glassman entered the house through the garage door and almost tripped over Troy, spread out like an oil spill on the cool linoleum floor. Troy had yet to adjust to the overwhelming heat of the semitropics; he much preferred the climate control of his new home to the humidity just outside the front door. Almost magically, it seemed, the move to Florida accelerated the canine’s aging process.

Popowitz just sits there to look at my tush when I write on the board. Honest to God. He has a reputation for it. ” Glassman sensed a small opening and debated whether he should proceed. “You know,” he began reticently, “I had something of a runin today with an older man. Well not so much of a run-in, exactly—” “Oh? ” Rebecca inquired worriedly. She had stopped her bustling about the kitchen and pivoted on her toes to face him. He noticed the furrow take shape on her brow. Her obvious concern, rather than elicit any further disclosures, silenced Glassman.

You know, I’m sure there are a lot of . . you know . . ” This was true. Various Jewish clubs and groups, including a memoir-writing club he was certain, advertised their meetings in the calendar section of the Jewish Weekly Times. ” Shuman, Glassman gathered, wasn’t so thrilled with the suggestion. ” Shuman paused, groping to complete his response. ” Another awkward pause. “You know something about writing, yes? I really don’t know much about writing. I was in the shmatteh business. You know what that is, right?

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