Everyone has a story. Here And Not Forgotten: Stories Of A Wiser Generation uncovers the fascinating, complex personal histories of eight elders from age eighty-three to ninety-five, all residents at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Lilly, Esther, Samson, Sylvia, Gertrude, Herman, Milt and Gene are distinct individuals. Two are Holocaust survivors but have chosen to overcome their pasts in different ways. Two are passionate musicians but pursued different routes with their talents. One prospers from the accomplishments of her grandchildren and the still-thriving relationship with her 97-year old brother. One uses the stock market to satisfy his zeal for business. One uses painting and drawing to "set himself free." Eight people with over 714 years of experience. Each story has its own colors, textures, and patterns, but together they create a quilted illustration of a generation quieted by the effects of age. Their vivid anecdotes and timeless lessons are surprising yet relatable. You'll learn about their childhoods, the importance of Judaism in their lives, the jobs they held and the challenges they faced. You'll learn about their parents and siblings and children, the way they met their spouses, the way their spouses died. They'll make you laugh at their jokes, cry at their tragedies, and hopefully will encourage you to look at the elderly in a way you never attempted before. Here And Not Forgotten: Stories Of A Wiser Generation brings to life the quote by artist, poet, and writer Kalil Gibran: "Seek ye counsel of the aged, for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hearkened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them."
Number Of Pages: 98
Published: 13th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 0.58
Weight (kg): 0.15