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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 11, 2009

Posted on October 11 2009 12:49 am
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Sarah was the most uncomplaining person I have ever known, from the day she was born until the day she left us. When she was no more than four or five, we took the children to the Oakland Zoo and made a stop at the ice cream stand. For some reason I could not possibly explain now, except as instance of the absurdity of fathers, I decided to make the ice cream stop a life lesson. It’s important to try new things, I said to her; broaden your horizons. Instead of vanilla or chocolate, why don’t you try the sour apple flavor? Without hesitating – she was always such a dutiful child — she took my advice and we went on our way. Fifteen minutes later I noticed that the cone she was carrying had received no more than a lick. So I took it and tasted it myself. It was awful. A surge of guilt swept over me, but we were too far away from the stand to go back and get her another. Sarah had not uttered a word of complaint or reproach. I have carried my guilt from that day to this. Of course when I brought it up to her after she had become an adult herself she just laughed.

Remembering Sarah

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