Yom Kippur - Yahrzeit candles
On Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) it is traditional to
light Yahrzeit candles in remembrance for family and friends who have passed away.
Starting in the lower left-hand corner:
- First row: Lena Tobol (ny mother), George Tobol (my father), Frances Tobol (my sister), Philip Graber (my great uncle, known affectionately as Unc)
- Second row: Mia Faegle (A close friend of Unc, She asked him to light a candle for her when she died. After Unc died, mom lit a candle for her each year. Now I do.), Grandma Sadie (my maternal grandmother, born Sadie Huff), Isidor Graber (my motherís brother who died in infancy), maternal grandfather (Morris Graber)
- Third row: Elliott McClure (a good friend and an amazing person), Jonathan Katz (a good friend and brilliant engineer), paternal grandfather, paternal grandmother
- Fourth row: Sam Tobol (my fatherís brother), Aunt Anne, (one of my motherís sisters), Uncle Jack (Jack Englander, Aunt Anneís husband), Aunt Roz (uncle Mannyís wife)
Fifth row: Uncle Julie (one of my motherís brothers), Charles Collins (a friend and nice kid who died using meth), for all that died in the Holocaust with no one to remember them.
Missing is a candle for my Uncle Manny (died Dec 21. 2010). I have been
terribly out of touch with family and did not realize the he had passed on
until I did a genealogy search to fill in some names and discovered that he
had passed on too.
You will all be missed.