Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just another day (sigh)

My mother died on June 12, 2009, on our 32nd anniversary.  It took me three years to figure this out, but it finally dawned on me that the only way to avoid having our anniversary celebration coincide with my mother's yahrzeit would be to begin celebrating our anniversary on the Jewish-calendar date, rather than on June 12, which is the date on which we've always celebrated it in the past.  So we'll celebrate our 35th anniversary, and all future anniversaries, on 26 Sivan, and leave 20 Sivan as a day to remember my mother.  It seems so strange, after (almost) 35 years, to have June 12 be just an ordinary day.  But that's what happens when one must squeeze in an anniversary celebration among three yahrzeits.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you just shift your wedding anniversary when 12 June coincides with 20 Sivan?

When my wife's birthday falls on Tisha B'Av (which also happens to be her grandmother's Yahrzeit) we will celebrate it on it's Hebrew date.

Tue Jun 12, 09:12:00 PM 2012  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

That's a thought. Thanks for the suggestion.

Wed Jun 13, 05:18:00 PM 2012  

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