In Memory

Tali Yeriel

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10/18/09 05:37 PM #1    

Steve Pittleman

I remember Tali well because she was my first real date. This beautiful, tall young woman from Israel who always had a come back to my teasing had smitten me. We went to some Winter Wonderland dance in our Jr. year and had a very nice time. We became friends occasionally going ice-skating, which I thought was pretty interesting for a girl from Israel. She was a lousy skater but then again, I never could learn to speak Hebrew so we were even. Neither of us was very good at math. In our Sr. year we ended-up sitting next to each other in Ms. Simpkins Geometry for dummies class spending more time joking around then trying to understand Geometry. I think we had our seat assignments changed more then once. I never saw her again after 1970. She returned to Israel and I began my own journey. She died November 28, 1977. I learned of her death in Israel from a mutual neighborhood friend. As I look over my classmates’ signatures and comments my Sr. Yearbook, I found hers, “To my first date . . . in this country, with lots of love. Tali”. Shalom my friend. Here is a link to Tali’s remembrance web page.

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