Saturday, September 16, 2006


Shabbat shalom. Do you remember when I wrote the other day about Bubbie Channa and the lottery? Well, no one won. So it became twenty million shekels. Then they had another draw and no one won again. Now it’s up to twenty-one million shekels!

Tomorrow night after Shabbat is the drawing. Don't ask the excitement.

Bubbie Channah and Cousin Sheldon are on the phones.

'Nu, what do you think?' (C.S)
'I'm afraid to think? You?' (B.C.)
'It's a lot of money.'
'Yes, it is.'
'I mean, even after taxes, it's a lot of money.'
'So, what do you think?'
'You said it.'

Of course it is fun to dream. But what happens cross that out...WHEN they win the lottery? Then what?

What will happen to Bubbie Channah and Cousin Sheldon? I mean, it’s already twice a week for ten years. And the phone calls.

‘Did you get the numbers?’ (C.S.)
‘Of course! Whaddya think, I would forget to get the numbers? Grab a pencil and write.’ (B.C.)
‘Did you win anything?’
‘Maybe ten shekels. You?’
‘Nu so next time.’
‘Next time is good.’

Maybe they’ll take some of their winnings and invest in something. And then they can check the papers every day to see how their investment is doing.

I invested in something. I got married and had three kids. They are my treasure. And the two babies are my diamonds.

But still. Twenty-one million divided by two divided by three divided by 4.5...
For those of you who didn't read my blog WHEN MA WINS THE LOTTERY, TFU TFU TFU...divided by two is Bubbie Channah and Cousin Sheldon...divided by three is Ma/Dovidle/Me...divide by 4.5 puts all those lovely shekels into even lovelier dollars...American dollars.

Keeps you up at night, doesn't it? Now we're up to $777,777 each. Before taxes. That's still a whole lot of money.

If I were a………..Yiddi biddi biddi, yiddi biddi biddi biddi, bum.

Shabbat shalom. Don't worry, I'll let you know.

Have a great day…stay safe…and thanks for dropping in.


At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Ess said...

Mar I am a dedicated lotto player too..Every week my husband and I decided on what we are going to spend our euro millions on..then we fight about where the money goes Hahaha Somehow I think we might end up divorced if we really did win!!

At 11:41 PM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

pitiful the things that make us you win add a trip to jerusalem to your list...pleaseeeeeeeeeee...stay safe

At 5:08 AM, Blogger ChicagoJeff said...

I play both the State lotto and Mega millions every week. Haven't won it yet, but you'll never win if you don't play, Right Bubbie?

At 8:10 AM, Blogger marallyn ben moshe said...

bubbie channah told me to tell you...shalom chicago jeff...come visit and i'll make tea...wait, i'm putting up the chaynik...and do i have some cookies for you... of course you have to buy a ticket!!!...but just one...if it is bashert that you will win, then all you need is one...with the rest of your money go buy the kids an ice cream...stay safe c.j. and thanks for writing


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