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You met a boy? Jewish, right?
— Olivia Bercow, 21, Miami Beach, about Julie Russin Bercow
Leaned out, leaned in, leaned on.
— Gabrielle Birkner, 34, New York, about Roni Lang
She’s older. Now I’m the worrier.
— Bob Wolf, 62, Chappaqua, N.Y., about Annette Wolf
You shtopt my soul with character.
— Edgar Weinstock, 71, Brooklyn, about Libby Weinstock
Unconditional love but hates my outfit.
— Karyn Gershon, 51, Wilmette, Ill., about Gloria Grossman
Strong, independent rethinker of tuna casserole.
— Ari VanderWalde, 35, Los Angeles, about Joan VanderWalde
She is lox to my schmear.
— Lauren Rosen, 42, New York, about Doris Rosen
Strudel, soup, challah — remembering the taste.
— Joan Hollander, 84, Siasconset, Mass., about Rose Swit
She’d divorce Dad for Jon Stewart.
— Danielle Klein, 20, Toronto, Ontario, about Wendy Klein
My father is the Jewish mother.
— Annette Powers, 40, Brooklyn, about Edward Powers
Welcome home. Want something to eat?
— Naomi Adland, 27, Brooklyn, about Gale Adland
You want I should worry yet?
— Rachel Gorman, 33, Morrisville, Pa., about Louis Astern
Larry Smith is the founder of SMITH Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir® project. He’s the editor of eight books of Six-Word Memoirs.
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