Chapter 16

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It was in the basement filled with tools and casked memories: photographs, yearbooks, diaries and mementos of schools and childhoods. It was in a tiny office still filled with logs, ad copy, books, illustrations, addresses, files and folders of deeds, transactions, and bills: some unpaid and some unsent.

It was in photos, paintings, silhouettes, and reliefs still dangling on walls. It was in statuettes, Judaica and Classical, stuffed into scalloped alcoves, now shared with whimsical debris and dead insects. It was in clippings and redolent mementos found tucked in odd crevices sometimes revealing curled, maternal, nearly indecipherable scribbles to himself or his sister.



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It was in the basement filled with tools and casked mem- ories: photographs, yearbooks, diaries and mementos of schools and childhoods. It was in a tiny office still filled with logs, ad copy, books, illust- rations, addresses, files and folders of deeds, transactions, and bills: some unpaid and some unsent.

It was in photos, paintings, silhouettes, and reliefs still dangling on walls. It was in sta- tuettes, Judaica and Classical, stuffed into scalloped alcoves, now shared with whimsical debris and dead insects. It was in clippings and redolent mementos found tucked in odd crevices sometimes revealing curled, maternal, nearly indecipherable scribbles to himself or his sister.