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Posts tagged: Eva Lassman

Eva’s Song: Forever wisdom

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, writer Michael Gurian will read his oratory poem “Eva's Song” written in the voice of Holocaust survivor, Eva Lassman, who died a year ago at 91. The poem is stunningly beautiful with wisdom gems all over the place. I was able to put only a few of the verses in my story Thursday. Read here.

One of Eva's main messages: Love the family and friends God put in your path in this life. They are there for a reason, even if they drive you crazy. (Sentiment in italics is my paraphrase)

Here are some lines that reflect this message:

What you must do, is keep your promises.

My dear friends, you must care for your family as a promise,

you must take photographs of loved ones, and realize:

they are your masterpiece.

(S-R archive photo of Eva Lassman)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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