Winter in Minnesota

If you have never experienced a Minnesota winter, you may not be able to understand how cold it was when my family first arrived to […]

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David the Great

Chandigarh, India May 29, 1963 My brother David loves his birthday. When I was very young he would remind me, “I’m David the Great and […]

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Hannah Banana

Minneapolis, Minnesota circa 1965 Hannah and David were my constant and forever playmates. We played together so much we were given the nickname, “The Three […]

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Miriam goes away

Minneapolis, Minnesota circa 1966 When Miriam got married, the excitement of the wedding, never prepared me for what was to happen after the short church […]

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My Uncle Salim

  Our house in Minnesota had lots of visitors. Papa had nine brothers and sisters who had settled in America and one or more of […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Punjab, India circa 1957 One of our favorite games was to watch Papa when he exercised. He would stand on his hands for long periods […]

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Fun and Games

Chandigarh, India circa 1958 Sometimes the only way my family is able to date our old family pictures, is by looking at who’s the baby […]

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Wedding Day

Hoshiarpur, India April 12, 1947 When my father met my mother, it was love at first sight. Papa was tall, slender and very handsome. The […]

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My wonderful Uncle and Aunt

Minneapolis, Minnesota December 30, 1967 I first met my Maureen Chachi during our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair in 1967. She was sitting […]

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My Nani’s House

  Hoshiarpur, India 1953 Last year, my sister Miriam and my son Philip went to India. We visited the old family home in Chandigarh and […]

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