“We met early in the morning. Jimmy’s mom was at the hospital and we were going to visit it. It felt as if we were going to visit our own mothers.
We grew up together and after school each day we would have our afternoon snacks at Jimmy’s place. His mom made the most delicious challah bread and apricot jam.
At home, I still have the book I got from Aunt Claire when we were kids. She wrote the following quote in the book:
‘Love gives life to the lifeless. Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold. Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful’.”