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November 28, 1986 - Image 54

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-28

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TAKE A WINTER BREAK TO ISRAEL
FEB. 24 - MAR. 10.87

Two week-tour from Detroit

incl: F/C Hotels, sightseeing,
2 meals a day, etc. . . .

January: take advantage of the lower tours to Florida, Mexico,
Caribbean Islands, CRUISES
BOOK EARLY WHILE THE SEATS ARE STILL
AVAILABLE

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For details and reservations, call

GOING TO THE AIRPORT?
BUSINESS OR VACATION

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Start at your front door
avoid the hassel at the
airport and getting there!
ROYAL CAB
17415 WEST TEN MILE ROAD
SOUTHFIELD, MI 48075
559-1972
Call us now for special
rates with this ad

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Goldstein Travel
559-2770

DELTAS
DREAM 'VACATIONS

NASSAU/
PARADISE ISLAND/
CABLE BEACH

from

Includes round-trip air fare and hotel
accommodations. Plus admission to Peanut
Taylor's Drumbeat Club, any day except Sat.
urday or Sunday (2-drink minimum and
gratuities not included). Airport transfers,
too. Bonus extras.

Pilot House or Sheraton
British Colonial (Nassau)
Paradise Island Resort and
Casino — Paradise Towers &
Britannia Towers or Holiday
Inn Paradise Island
The Sheraton Grand Hotel
on Paradise Island

4 days, 3 nights from $299

4 days, 3 nights from $379

4 days, 3 nights from $409

FREEPORT/
LUCAYA BEACH

$349

from

Includes round-trip air fare, hotel and
round-trip airport transfers. Bonus extras.

The Castaways Resort
Holiday Inn/Lucaya Beach
Lucayan Beach Resort &
Casino

4 days, 3 nights from $349
4 days, 3 nights from $379
4 days, 3 nights from $409

THE FAMILY ISLANDS

from $3

Includes round-trip air fare and hotel
accommodations. Enjoy secluded beaches.

For details and reservations, see your
professional Travel Agent, or call Delta's
Vacation Center toll free at 800-523-7777.

nes BETTER

IN THE BAHAMAS

GetsYou There With Care -

All tour rates are from Detroit and are subject to change without notice. Similar hotels may be substituted. Rates are per person,
double occupancy; U.S. Departure Tax is included. Seats add accommodations are subject to availability. Add taxes and gratuities. Prices
shown are available during certain limited travel periods; they can vary and may be higher depending upon the actual date, day of
travel and hotel selected. Certain charges and fees cannot be assessed immediately, but can only be collected on checkout or departure.

1986 Delta Air Lines, Inc.

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Seniors Try Their Hands
At Creative Writing

Staff Report

Senior adults who pursue
an interest in creative writ-
ing have compiled their ef-
forts in a volume entitled,
Writers Journal.
Every year, senior adults
who meet at the Jimmy Pre-
ntis Morris Branch of the
Jewish Community Center
pen reminiscences, write
poetry, observations about
the world around them and
reports on trips and other ac-
tivities in which they partici-
pate.
Under the direction of
Norma Goldman of Wayne
State University's depart-
ment of Greek and Latin lan-
guages and literatures, the
seniors produced their
spiral-bound, paperbacked
volume in time for the an-
nual Jewish Book Fair.
This year's volume in-
cluded the help of Mrs.
Goldman, Mina Stone as sec-
retary Bernice Konikow as
typist and Claire Konikow as
artist.
The editorial board in-
cludes, Mrs. Goldman, Ber-
nice Konikow, Sara Littman,
Mollie Pitzak and Ethel
Silber.
Contributors are: Elisheva
Atlas, Marion Blondy, Emma
Cass, Eve Dishell, Frances
Driker, Esther Friedman,
Mrs. Goldman, Rose
Goldsmith, Phillip Goren,
Gertrude Gray, Leo
Grossman, Stella Himmels-
tein, Rose Jaffe, Rae Kendler,
Sarah King and Mrs.
Konikow.
Also Sara Littman, Bessie
Lopatin, Regina Mantel, Sid-
ney Miller, Bertha Mis-
. hcovsky, Anne Paul, Mollie
Pitzak, Hilda Reed, Jean
Rubach, Joseph Shapiro, Fani
Siegel, Ethel Silber, Helen
Singer, Sarah Slavin, Mina
Stone and Lillian Zellman.
Guest contributors are Ar-
thur Lipsitt and Leonard N.
Simons.
Following are samples of
the seniors' creative writing
efforts:

Haiku
MOLLIE PITZAK

Summer in its lush fullness
Like pregnancy - comes to
term -
And Life bounces forth .. .

Hey There! Plant

GERTRUDE GRAY

FT FUTHERA/HARBOR ISLAND
Valentine's Yacht Club & Inn 4 days, 3 nights from $379
4 days, 3 nights from $399
Coral Sands Hotel

TREASURE CAY/GREEN TURTLE CAY
4 days, 3 nights from $419
Bluff House Club & Marina
4 days, 3 nights from $439 -
Green Turtle Club
4 days, 3 nights from $469
Treasure Cay Beach
Hotel & Villas

LOCAL NEWS

Friday, November 28, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

You've sat in the pot
for days without end;
Your leaves drooping ovei-
Down my spirits you
send.
When lo and behold,
one day did I see
Two tiny blue flowers
like a present to me.
So plant, let me tell you
a true lesson I've learned
That hope lies eternal
for things which we've
yearned.

Our Ozeret

SARAH KING

Ozeret is the Hebrew word
for' housemaid. As a • young
bride, I lived with my hus-
band's family in Jerusalem.
My husband worked in his
family's business, which was
near the Dead Sea. That re-
quired quite a lot of traveling
and I was alone at home a lot
of the time. Therefore, much
of the time, Janeen, the
maid, was my only compan-
ion.
Janeen was a small thin
Yemenite of dark complexion
with a wrinkled skin like
leather, so that it was hard to
tell if she was 20 or fifty, and
because she was always
barefooted, she moved around
quickly and silently. She
cheerfully went about her
work, seemingly without a
care in the world. Foods were
cooked, jams were made,
laundry was washed, clothes
were mended and every
corner of the house was made
to sparkle without the least
fuss or commotion. Seven
pairs of hands working seven
days couldn't do what she did
in one.

My memories of her are
vivid and pleasant. Often I
would watch her carrying
heavy pails of water from the
well, as we had no indoor
plumbing, and pour them
into waist-high crocks which
we kept in the house for
cooking and bathing. I'd ob-
serve her roasting coffee out-
doors as she turned the
handle on a rotisserie. Ah,
the pleasant aroma of roast-
ing coffee still lingers in my
nostrils! Often we sat to-
gether shelling peas or peel-
ing potatoes and she would
be singing some Arabic songs
which I eventually learned
and sang as lullabies to my
children.
When I had my first child,
Janeen handled him with
tenderness and skill. She was
to me almost as a mother,
with her concern and advice.
Janeen would come to work
at seven in the morning and
stay 'til seven in the eve-
nings, except for Saturdays.
For the two years that I
knew Janeen, she was always
cheerful and humming some
Oriental tune or another.
One day when Janeen ar-
rived at work, she was quiet
and although she did all her
work, she moved slower and
with effort. As the days
passed, she seemed slower
and slower and the sparkle in
her eyes had vanished. One
morning she failed to come to
work and on the next day,
her husband stopped by to
explain that Janeen had died
from cancer of the liver.
Shocked and concerned, I
accompanied her husband to
their home. Home was one
room, neat and clean, where
Janeen lived with her hus-

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