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          Long red skirt and blouse to match,
          Gold necklace and rhinestone earrings
          Complementing her white hair.
          White shoes, her badge of honor
          From the days she did baby nursing.
          I am a Registered Nurse, she tells the world.
          A glowing peacock among 200 little white wrens
          In the sanctuary.
          There's a Hanukkah show --
          Two yamulked young men sing and play guitars,
          Break into strains of "Hava na gila."
          Her white clad feet tap to the beat of the music --
          Go ahead Mama!
          Hands on hips, she saunters
          To the front of the auditorium.
          Two hundred little white wrens clap their hands
          As she dances to Hebrew music.
          My Mama,
          The star of Isabella Nursing Home.

                                                             Annette Wexler

This Hebrew wedding song is called "HAVA NAGILA" and it was one of Mama's favorites. We danced to it at Spa Lady's ZUMBA class this morning. I was so surprised to hear it and it brought back many beautiful memories.

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