My beloved cousin Rob just had knee surgery and Jess, his wife sent an email to update interested parties about his condition.
One of the advantages of being such an ancient person is the fact that you usually get to experience a lot of different things in a long life and can therefore empathize, sympathize and share about many aflictions and joys that your dear ones experience. Also true regarding Knee Surgery so I decide to reply and offer a tip or two that I had learned during my own knee surgery a few years ago.
Incidentally, my letter contains a brand new Family Note....I finally figured out something about who falls where among the generations of our family. It only took me 82 years to figure out that, rather than really being an only child, I have had symbolic brothers and a sister for years. Oh, happy day !.
The photo shows Herself, Rob and my Mamma.
The New Yorker covers: August 18, 1975
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