THE traditional happiness and congeniality prevail on the sup-per desk of the Rottenberg household. They’re father, mom, son David, and daughter Lena. Each the youngsters are college graduates and maintain accountable positions. From time to time they trace to their dad and mom that they need to transfer into a greater neighborhood, however not with a lot strain, as a result of they don’t wish to disturb their dad and mom whom they love. They understand that the oldsters would favor to stay the place they’re.
In fact Dave and Lena have their younger pals in different components of town. Lena belongs to a cultural membership miles away and Dave is lively in civic organizations and belongs to a down city Jewish membership.
This night once more Lena asks her mom whether or not she might assist in the kitchen, and Dave pronounces they don’t seem to be going to eat till mom involves the desk.
All of the meals is positioned earlier than them they usually get pleasure from mom’s palatable cooking. As a matter of truth the daddy makes them really feel once more that that is the very best meal mom ever cooked.
The phone rings and Dave is the primary to choose up the receiver.
Some one is asking for his mom. For nearly 5 minutes the remaining take heed to mom saying, “Oh sure, I’ll be glad to do it.” “It will likely be a pleasure and they’ll all be- glad to satisfy you.”
When she finishes the dialog she approaches her household with a beaming face and says, Of us, that is certainly a shock. Our previous good friend, Hannah Barsky, poured out her coronary heart to me; she may be very lonesome within the suburbs the place she now lives and he or she wish to meet all of the landsleit whom she hasn’t seen for a very long time. She needs me to ask them to our residence and he or she and her husband will drive over to see them. She defined that it might be a hardship for a few of them to return to her residence as a result of distance.”
Dave seems to be into his mom’s face and smiles. “Ma, I do know why Mrs. Barsky received so lonesome for her previous pals. The opposite day she got here to the membership together with her husband sporting a fur coat that seemed prefer it price actual cash; as a matter of truth she appeared like 100 greenback payments have been pinned on her nostril. I’m positive that she needs to exhibit it to her previous pals.”