#52snapshots 2022 | Week 30–Inheritance

This week’s prompt provides a few options for writing about inheritance:

  • Write about something handed down–could be a physical object, a personality trait, or a hobby
  • Write about what you did not inherit
  • When you look in the mirror, what traces of the past look back at you?

I chose the first option and wrote about inheriting my father’s love of books and music. How we spent Saturday nights at Korvette’s in West Orange in the Book & Record department or at Sam Goody’s on a Monday night at the Garden State Mall. We amassed books and records. In his later years, my father curated lists of books he wanted from Publishers Weekly and other sources and phoned them into Eddie at The Strand in New York City. The Strand was such an experience! That’s where I bought Art Spiegelman’s Maus, not knowing then how iconic it would become.

We spent hours looking at books and records on Saturday nights

I also placed large orders for the Scholastic Book Club and loved the book fairs.

What have you inherited?

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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