This is the one hundredth post on my blog (gosh, what a mouthful). It is a milestone, albeit a small one. So, I would like to dedicate this post to my favourite niece, Curly Top Golden Delicious Mini Me.
She has a very special place in my heart, and not because she looks so much like yours truly. From birth, which was significant in itself, since she was the first member of our family to be born on American soil, she showed the promise of great personality. She was alert, inquisitive, friendly, smiley, and the easiest baby to take care of. She inherited the best parts of her Mama's multi-talented former tomboy persona. She loves people. She is a member in great standing at our Club. We are great friends and roaming buddies. Her great smile, first toothless, and then increasingly toothy, enchanted many locals and tourists from White Hall and Battery Park City to Met and Central Park. She is the best model for all those adorable Gymboree outfits that her Mama so painstakingly acquires. Most importantly, in the best tradition of Jewish ladies, she shows the promise of great kindness. May G-d bless your fluffy head, our little piece of Jewish happiness!