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“He mistakenly imagined my grandmother to be a compassionate Jewish woman who could offer safe haven and comfort in some small measure, if only a teaspoon of the milk of human kindness, and not a fascist-leaning rogue capitalist—that was his first terrible mistake.”
“It was horribly unfair, since my grandmother did all the preparation and the cooking and the buying of every single piece of the whole Passover affair, and she had seven grandchildren of her own who deserved a chance to find the goddamn afikomen, too!”
“In our home, my mother, whose name was Mariette Reis, and my grandmother encouraged great devotion to the saints.”
““Not God,” protested my fifteen-year-old mother, flanked by her three younger brothers, standing knee-deep in clumps of dandelions, watching as my grandmother swaddled a flailing Muza, who was rapidly disappearing under layers of old sheets.”
“Dealers would send us cars to be spotlessly cleaned, and my father, my grandfather, and even my grandmother would work right alongside a group of hardworking men and women six days a week, doing the same car-cleaning chores as their employees without regard to economic status or race, at a time when people had strong feelings about both.”
“Still, I never grumbled or complained to my grandmother and legal guardian, Mama Bit.”
“The same year that my grandmother retired and moved to Long Island, forty-six-year-old Feng Ying Jiang arrived in Chinatown.”
“Every morning they took the Q26 bus and the No. 7 subway train to the 6 train to Canal Street, where my grandfather worked in a fortune-cookie factory and my grandmother was a seamstress.”
“I walked down the left-hand side of the vehicle, and inside the cab I saw an old woman, her eyes closed, hands clasped together in prayer and lips murmuring as I recalled my grandmother Maude used to do.”
“FITTINGLY, my earliest memories of my grandmother involve her sewing machine.”
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