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Family Movies

On the DVD, I’m topless And relaxing in the pool With a metal bucket in my hand, Too young for ridicule. While in other scenes I toddle Or get jiggled for a smile And I get to rock some outfits Showing off a sense of style. “Family Movies” is the title Put together by my bro. What a kick to see some relatives, Their younger selves aglow. All my grands and even Zaide* Plus my uncles and my aunts Laugh and mug so that the camera Can record each circumstance… While, along with several cousins, I clap hands or sit and stare At the future that awaits us, Of which we are unaware. *Yiddish for grandfather but in this case, my great-grandfather (pronounced “Zay-dee”)

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Date: 8/9/2020 12:53:00 PM
Pretty funny!!... I always wondered why my daughter got so mad when my wife and I showed those kind of 'x-rated' movies (or her in the bathtub) and such. I guess she just wasn't ready for adult fare. (I never minded when my parents showed photos of me frolicking sans clothes to their friends. Different strokes, I guess. ~ Gershon
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Date: 8/8/2020 11:35:00 AM
The opening line certainly attracted my attention! I shall never forget the expression on my granddaughter's face when she realised the young man in the film was her Opasaurus! If only we could view films of our ancestors! Well done, again, Ilene! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 8/8/2020 11:23:00 AM
Lovely piece ilene, such a sweet little piece. Blessings,Gordon
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Date: 8/8/2020 9:40:00 AM
Fortunate to have those treasured people and memories captured in film/video as a family legacy. Great write, ilene, it brings a smile.
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Date: 8/7/2020 4:57:00 PM
A great lyric with life's truth and humour!!
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Date: 8/7/2020 4:56:00 PM
Happy memories ilene, ones to cherish. Tom
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