The Refusal of Time: Visiting the Old Old

A social worker on her unlikely half-day friendship with a demented charge; a Florida yakker on her ball-busting butcher-mom in the Old Country; fail-safe & haimish prompts for your next hajj to the nursing-home, and what Grandma did with those Nazi bedsheets.

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The Refusal of Time: Visiting the Old Old

The articles in this special section:

Wordless Tea

by Liat Katz

The Gingham Dresses

by Alisha Kaplan

Reading “Dear Abby” in Massachusetts

by Jayne Lampert

As told to Susan Schnur