Scene: Shabbat morning services.

Dramatis Personae:
My friend who recounted this story.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

A young boy seated behind her.

Friend overhears young boy sighing to his father in exasperation, “When is the service going to be over?”

Friend, after the service: “You know, when I was your age it was hard for me to sit through the service, too.”

Young boy, his eyes widening as they take in her white hair and mature face: “You mean you can remember back that far?'”


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