Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Still Around…

Gosh, I should really do something with this blog. Just too darn lazy, I guess. Okay, here are the list of updates of my life.

 We had to say good-bye to two of our little darling furbabies: Bingley and Darcy. They were two grey-striped tabby cats, ten years old. Each were failing and suffering. It dawned on us a few days before Christmas how unfair we were being to them and had them put to sleep. Strange as it may seem, for them both to go together was right. They came into this world together, came to our house together, lived and loved only each other, and now went to heaven together. Yes, I believe animals go to heaven. I mean, why not? Animals are far more innocent than mankind. The house seems empty without Bing and Darcy, even though we still have four other furbabies.


I had a birthday. Not saying which though. I generally dread birthdays and look upon them as yet another reminder that I have accomplished absolutely nothing. But that was an especially good day. I think I wore a smile for most of it. 

In June of 2015, I am going along with the C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum on their tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau and of the city of Krakow. Holocaust survivor and Mengele twin Eva Mozes-Kor will lead us. Her tour groups are the only ones with access to the infamous Block 10, where Mengele and the other Nazi doctors conducted their experiments. OH. MY. GOSH. So psyched. Words cannot do justice to my enthusiasm. I applied for my passport and have made a couple of down payments. Cannot believe a dream of mine is finally coming true. A part of me fears that I’ll wake up and it will fall through or something bad will happen.

Don’t forget, the 27th of January is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. No doubt there will be numerous documentaries and interviews on TV, but keep your eye out for Wolf Blitzer’s special interview with Eva Mozes-Kor.

That’s all for now. But I am sure I’ll be back with more information on the trip to Poland in the coming weeks. All for now!