Why I Let My Kids Play at the Cemetery

December 2, 2014 5:57 PM

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On the Friday after Thanksgiving, my sisters and I packed up our children and headed over, along with my father, to the cemetery. Black Friday, indeed.

In what is remarkably now our seventh thanksgiving without her, visiting my mother's grave over the holiday weekend has become its own tradition in and of itself. We go, we say the Mourners Kaddish, we leave sea shells (instead of traditional stones, which Jews leave) because my mother loved looking...

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