Dusting powder and a surprise get-together.
And sometimes it all magically falls into place?
Darlene and her mother Vivian and I wanted to see each other to exchange Hanukkah gifts.
It was almost over when I sent Darlene an e-mail — at midnight.
“When can I drop off your gifts?” I asked.
She’s as much of a late-night person as I am, so within minutes she responded.
By 10:30AM the next morning, I was at Vivian’s apartment — and we were celebrating Hanukkah
with tea and cookies, after breakfast but before lunch. I brought a few ‘poppers’ and Vivian immediately
put on the paper cut-out crown, which looked regal with her dressing gown. She was our Hanukkah Queen.
We all felt joyous — it didn’t matter that we were out of span, we were happy to be partying together.