CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 16, 2009

A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

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A BROKEN LEG FOR CHRISTMAS

     It was just before Christmas, 1983. My friend, Shirl, her husband Wayne and I were ushering at the Alliance Theater in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, for a production of The Music Man.

We ushered at this theater regularly and at other smaller theaters occasionally. It was a way for the wife of a graduate student and mother of a preteen and teenager to afford theater tickets (price, free) while spending three years in that city.

This December day I’d dressed for the holidays, including high heel shoes. I was yet to learn I had high foot arches that made for ankle instability.

I’d seen the play—and the movie—several times before, but really enjoyed the story. The first part of the play was wonderful, as usual. At intermission the three of us joined the throng of theater goers descending the marble stairway leading to the lobby (we’d been assigned balcony positions). Shirl was behind me. I heard her say something and turned slightly to respond.

All of a sudden, I was (more…)

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ROBERT (REIBEISEN) MENDLER: Laid to Rest Dec. 15, 2009

Filed under: HOLOCAUST,JOURNAL — carolyncholland @ 11:16 pm

My husband and I attended Robert Mendler’s funeral today. Return later for a journal page.

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