Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Go West Project - Marcia

Marcia is a Brooklyn girl who went to James Madison High School
with Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
They occasionally still correspond.
Like many in the 1950s, she left the city with a husband and child in tow
for the suburbs of NJ .
They set down roots in the same development as my parents,
and a friendship that spanned a lifetime was established.
Her family grew, four boys in all, permeating her household with male energy.
She was outnumbered.
At holiday gatherings, and summer cook outs she sought refuge in her friends' daughters, 
longing for soulful conversation. 
Ultimately, her sons gave her daughters, and balance was restored.

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