Thursday, November 20, 2014
THE INHERITANCE OF ACQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS
My grandson, Samuel, has expressed an interest in learning to play the violin, so I shall foot the bill for a half sized instrument for his birthday present [he will be nine in December]. I have dreams of playing duets with him. What is it with little Jewish boys and violins? I think half of the little boys in Vilna must have studied the violin in the early twentieth century. Samuel's six year old sister [the one who is a shark at Backgammon] would like a pair of boots. So I went on line. Do you have any idea how many styles of boots there are for little girls? This business of being a grandpa is more complicated than it looks.