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December 10, 2008
My older sister was in the hospital in California also cancer. Her diagnosis was two primaries, lung and kidney. Her surgeries: One kidney removed along with the lower lobe of her left lung. She insisted upon being discharged early to spend Thanksgiving Day with her husband away from antiseptic fumes and understaffed hallways.

I quietly planned the memorial service: Flowers, rabbi, caterer, obituary, interview with the newspaper journalist regarding his career.

My sister received permission from her doctors to fly in for the service. When she arrived, the house was filled with relatives. I was the only one she knew.