Dinner conversation

We had a little family reunion today, and at dinner I ended up having a very nice conversation with my mom.

At one point she was describing her childhood, growing up in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants parents. She explained to me that for their time, her parents were very liberal and openminded, willing to entertain ideas about politics and society in a very forward thinking way.

I love hearing my mom’s stories, but at this point in the conversation I needed to stop her.

“I don’t mean to brag,” I said, “but as cool and liberal as your parents may have been, my parents were even cooler and more liberal.”

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