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A Telephone Call


A Telephone Call

Dr.  Dagher and I stayed in touch and I visited Michigan and met his friends there. In Quincy, one day in June, I got a telephone call, rather unexpectedly. It was Rifaat saying I should get a ticket to Lebanon , his nephew, Brahim Juriedini in Canada would help me and accompany me to Lebanon. I was to stay in Lebanon for a month, and if I liked it and accepted, we would be married there. That’s how he proposed...

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Jamel and Layla

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Amazing Coincidences

Amazing Coincidences

How did I know that I would need to know French? Life is full of amazing coincidences. One was how I was drawn to the French language. I was born in Westfield, MA. But I didn’t meet my father until I was two years old. My birth year of 1944 coincided with the second year of World War II. My father went off to war with his four brothers, all graduates of Harvard. Even the youngest, Uncle Maurice was drafted right after college...

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