Flashback — Lifetakes: Camp Memories // Issue 452| August 3, 2021
How I envied the camaraderie he described
My father reminisced about the camp that he knew, back in the Old Country, There he sometimes ran barefoot in the long grass — even in the snow! He and his friends would arise before dawn and go on long walks early in the morning while singing the Pesukei D’zimra together. How I envied the camaraderie he described. Was I the only avid listener at the table? Did my sisters realize that our father was talking about Russian work camps where he was imprisoned, not about a summer camp in Wisconsin? I never went to sleepaway camp. I stayed home and imbibed the legacy of my father, who chose to emphasize the bene. cence he was granted and the words of praise they sang.
(Originally featured in Family First, Issue 754)
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