Meet the Rifkins. Mom, youngest of three sisters. The older girls were born in Russia. My mom was born here. They arrived here as immigrants. Refugees. My grandfather, Charles had been an oboe player, not just any oboe player but first oboe in the Moscow Symphony orchestra (something along those lines).
I know very little about my grandmother (Lisa?). She died quite young; and was sick for a very long time.
The story of mom and her older sisters is a bit like some sort of strange fairy tale. It doesn’t have a very happy ending; but it does have an ending.
Cousin Larry’s wedding. My dad (Aaron) is the character who thinks he’s Napoleon.