One of my many third cousins, but one of only two who also live in Ithaca, Miriam, is having her Bat Mitzvah on Saturday. Her father Jim has been very sick for the past several weeks with flu I think. He had even been hospitalized, but he’s home now and it seems he’ll be well enough to attend the Bat Mitzvah. There was a scare that he wouldn’t be well enough to go, and Mariana asked me if it would be possible to have a streaming video from the ceremony to their bedroom so Jim might watch from bed. I said, yes, assuming there is high bandwidth internet at both places. I said I would be happy to set it up if need be, but let’s hope that we won’t need to. It would have been a bittersweetly interesting project to undertake, but it is good I don’t have to.
Now I have to go buy Miriam her present. I think every 13-year-old should have an excellent dictionary, so that’s what I’ll get her. I hope she doesn’t read my web site and ruin the surprise.