October 3: Sukkahs!

I have been building Sukkahs for 27 years. It was my mother’s pride and joy that she had a daughter who 1, had a private house so they could build a sukkah, and 2, had enough Jewish identity to bother. When she died right after Yom Kippur and before Sukkot,, that means I would never stop building one. Here are a few from my past. They have gotten more feminine as time went by and my boys moved elsewhere.


Sukkah 2013



Sukkah 2013


Sukkah 2012

Sukkah 2012


Sukkah 2010

Sukkah 2010

And here is a passage from my book about what happened the first time Leonard and I built a Sukkah.

” Two hawks were circling above us. Then they mated. Two great sets of wings became one as the raptors plummeted downward, breaking apart and taking wing again less than five feet from the ground. Len and I held hands and watched as they flapped back up into the sky. I felt it was my father, whose last name meant eagle, was sending me a sign.”

About Onecakebaker

Author of a memoir called The Girl On the Wall, and working on a novel. Former Synagogue president, gardener, empty nester. Raising bees.
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