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October, 2007

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Happiness is delivery
I wanted to tell you how great it is to get your paper directly at home. I used to pick it up at my library on the South Shore. By the time it finally got there, most of your calendar events had already passed.
So don’t miss out. Just do like I did — get it delivered to your home.
— Viviane Di Cesare, a happy camper in Greenfield Park

Due credit
I was pleased to read about the wonderful success the Creative Social Center has achieved in 25 years, and Helen Knight deserves lots of credit.
The club was started by Molly Udashkin and by my husband Irving Mandel, with other members of the synagogue. A few years later, as amateurs, they found the need for professional help, and hired Helen at very little salary.
Helen deserves all the credit for what the club is today, and also of course the founders, who were there to create it 25 years ago. Most of the founders are gone now, but Molly is still a member.
Charlotte Mandel

Rowling’s England
In response to Howard Richler’s September article Harry Potter and the etymology lesson:
As a child I attended Chipping Sodbury Grammar School where Rowling was born. At some point she moved to Winterbourne, a few miles away, where my father had a grocery shop. The family name Dursley is actually the name of a small town about 20 miles north of Sodbury. The alumni of CSGS are known as “Old Sods” and are proud of it. Bristol is also mentioned in her books.
— Michael G Matthews, Kirkland

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