Dear Chuck ~
That was fun! I just finished reading Part II of you adventures with Mom. I got a bit nervous during the occasions when you might have missed the boat, but once I was sure you were back, relaxed into your continued adventure. I'm looking forward to Part III. xxxooo Shelly
Hi, Chuck ~ I very much enjoyed the going down memory lane with you in your Last Hurrah. It's fun watching your mind work. I really loved your description of fixing your roof (and can empathize about those 5 gallon containers!)...and I can't wait to go on the rest of the cruise with you and Mom. Keep up the good work! I've got my ticket to your memories, and I'm raring to go!
Chucky, what an honor it is to be your editor. Thanks for taking me on this trip with you!!! I feel as if I were there with you and Mom, and that makes me very very happy.
Chucksville, I delighted in your travelogue and catalogue of events you desribed so beautifully. We know Istanbul, of course(did we give/send you some pages of a guide book filled with walking tours?). The madness/sadness of course, is to know that the places we all enjoyed so much became the sites of massacres, a coup attempt and the killings that followed.
Your descriptions of rug-hustlers, the famous sites, the meals, wonderful Turkish Airlines, then your sybaritic sojourn at the conference filled me/Selma with the joy of knowing you really know how to talk advantage of the largesse that comes your way.
Then Israel/Dagana Bet. How lovely to hear of the welcome extended to you. We were there 30 years ago when your aunt was alive along with her remarkable husband Joe. Miriam and Reuben and Cousin? must have really loved you to have treated you so well.
And, anyone who can bring up MAN IN FULL, en passant.(I'm sure you recall tom Wolfe has a few lovely ladies watching it all with a blush) can't be all bad, Chucksville if such is your way around the bend of literature.
So good for you and many thanks for bringing me down memory lane!
Dear Chucky ~
Thank you for a wonderful travelogue of Turkey and Israel. Your character sketches of rug merchants, colleagues (dancing like Zorba the Greek), tour guides, and scam artists made me feel I was looking over your shoulder on your adventures. And I got a chance to visit our Israeli relatives through your eyes. Wonderful memoir of what was clearly a wonderful adventure! Love, Shelly
Thank you for this remarkable view of your visit to Istanbul and Israel. Of course, the Turkey trip resonates deeply given the recent coup attempt and we have friends there whom we hope are and remain safe. But, it was the Israel part (the family part ) that truly warmed my heart.
Hello to Miriam (you are so beautiful) and Reuven (you look just like Uncle Ikey) and I am so happy Chucky was made to feel at home.
We love you and send hugs from America.
Your travelogue on Turkey and Israel was so vivid and insightful. Your perspective was unique and loving. Thank you for a wondertrip e-trip, Chucky.
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