Site ColumnsBy Michelle
September 14, 2007 - 9:05 PM
We had a bit of craziness for Rosh Hashanah yesterday. The service itself was quite entertaining - instead of a sermon, the family service generally has a Baal Shem Tov story or minor Talmudic incident acted out by the rabbis and cantors, and this year the tale was "Pirates of the Chasid-i-m" involving a Jewish pirate captain with a plastic sword who snuck away from services to deliver firewood to little old ladies while making it seem like they were doing him a favor by taking it. But somewhere between home and the end of services, my husband managed to lose his wallet, and since he had never taken it out of his pocket, we had to consider the possibility that in all the jostling to get in and out of the sanctuary, someone had stolen it.
So after spending the evening canceling credit and bank cards, calling AAA and various other companies and all the things people do when they have lost their wallets or had them stolen, I got up this morning to take my husband to replace his driver's license - the only thing we didn't get canceled yesterday besides his library card. The motor vehicle administration was surprisingly empty. Husband just had to present his passport and social security card, get a new photo taken and wait for the license to print. We returned home so he could drive himself to work with his spiffy new license...and there was a message on our answering machine. It was from a guy who had found my husband's wallet near where we parked yesterday. It must have fallen out of his pocket when he moved the seat aside so the kids could climb in the back. I don't know whether to feel relieved or roll my eyes at the ironies of the timing!
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- Director Robert Wise Dies at 91
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