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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
3XJY_Book_of_Ages.jpg Who is Jane Franklin Mecom? by LouiseSilk
If you want to have a fascinating look at early American life, read Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. Jane Franklin Mecom was Benjamin Franklin’s younger sister. ...
J4DK_JFK.jpg An Untimely Death by LouiseSilk
November 22, 1963: Death of Our President Fifty years ago today. We are forever changed.
J0EF_GoldieBlox.jpg It’s Time For GoldieBlox by LouiseSilk
For the past 100 years, construction toys have inspired our boys to be thinkers, builders, and inventors. Our girls deserve the same...I created GoldieBlox because I believe that every girl is more...
1RN1_Doris_lessing.jpg Doris Lessing 1919-2013 by LouiseSilk
Doris Lessing 1919- 2013 It's stupid. There's nothing feminist about The Golden Notebook. As far as I can see, everything is cracking up. That is what The Golden Notebook is about!   What I had tha...
AD9X_Farmer_s_Market_Michigan.JPG Reimagining Farm To Table by LouiseSilk
My son who lives in Ann Arbor where there is a fabulous farmer’s market told me that as much as he wants to support the market, he ends up with better choices at his local Whole Foods.   And it’s s...
852G_Lillian_Barniker.jpg The Aunt Lily I Never Got To Know by LouiseSilk
Vol. 77 No. 12- The Jewish Criterion - January 30, 1931- Page 25 Lillian Barniker , aged 16 years, daughter of Mrs. L.B. Cohen of 5626 Callowhill Street died on Monday, January 26. Surviving her, b...
I2ML_Missoni.JPG Missoni- The Masters of Color by LouiseSilk
Color? What can I say? How many basic colors are there? I don’t remember exactly, seven perhaps, like the notes of the scale, but how many tones or shades does each color have? An infinite number, ...
4FQ6_QuantumParlourSong.jpg The Disgruntled Woman- We Hate To Love Her by LouiseSilk
In acting, playing a difficult, unlikable character that allows the other actors to shine through by comparison is called The Thankless Role . These roles are the most often misunderstood and unapp...
CATJ_Anti_semitism.jpg Anti-Semitism Lives by LouiseSilk
When I was growing up in the fifties, we didn’t talk too much about be Jewish. Our parents had suffered greatly during WWII and knew that antisemitism existed at every turn.   The other night I wat...
GJNV_Self_Portrait2013.jpeg Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom by LouiseSilk
I began this blog in November of 2010. I have posted 430 times and received 51,620 views. The first blog was on Votin g . The one before it- the second entry was Keep On Schlepping and it offers th...