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My compliment­s on Dvora Waysman’s Reflection­s piece (“Love your memories,” October 7), especially the second paragraph. What memories!

I had a blind date with my wife-to-be in the summer of 1958. It was an all-Gershwin program at Lewisohn Stadium, City College of New York, where I was an undergradu­ate student. Van Cliburn, who had just returned from Moscow, having won the first Tchaikovsk­y Competitio­n, was the soloist and played “Rhapsody in Blue,” the orchestra being conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Of course, we had to get married, as it was a most romantic evening.

Unfortunat­ely, she passed two months shy of 58 years of marital bliss, about four years ago. I’m pleased that you and your husband had 65 years together.

And the Big Bands! As you wrote, “music from paradise.”

G’mar hatima tova, and please keep writing in The Jerusalem Post.



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