A Story in Honor of Hanukkah

Stained-glass-Menorah-000002607019_MediumI have not celebrated Hanukkah since I was a child, but my relatives who do observe the Jewish holidays have reminded me on Facebook that is begins tonight. So I have a Hanukkah tale to share with you from my life as a storyteller with Better Said Than Done, telling true stories as part of an evening’s entertainment.

I think I posted this video on this now-renamed blog once before, but there’s nothing in the Talmud, or the Dharma, to prevent telling the same story twice. In fact, it’s an old Jewish, and Buddhist, tradition.

I hope you enjoy it.

Copyright 2015 © Mel Harkrader Pine

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Great story! I think your aunt would have gotten along with my Grammy Vi. When I was in college in Ohio, I took a few days to go to my cousin’s wedding in Maine. The night before the wedding, Grammy Vi got me drunk on whiskey and Pepsis. I went to the wedding with a hangover. But her game was Parcheesi, not poker. When she and my grandfather played cards with my parents, the game was usually bridge, as I recall. But who knows, she might be learning poker with your aunt, even as we speak. 😉

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    1. melhpine says:

      My aunt likes all card games. Taught me rummy and canasta.

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