Why you won’t be hearing from Yitzi directly

It’s been suggested that Yitzi do a “guest post” on the blog, to relate his experience so far. I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Yitzi’s written work is a bit… surreal. For example, here’s a recent email exchange he had with my Dad (using Debbie’s email account):

From: Debbie Kovel Shmikler <dxxx@xxx.com>
To: Robert Shmikler <xxx@xxx.com>
Sent: Tue, September 11, 2012 8:01:22 AM
Subject: Joke

Dear Grandpa
Why did the snacks cross the road? To get to the zoo!
I love you and miss you very very much.
Love,
Yitzi

On 11 בספט 2012, at 05:05 אחה״צ, Robert Shmikler <rxxx@xxx.net> wrote:

Dear Yitzi,

Hummmm…I’m still trying to understand the joke.  Was somebody carrying the snacks?

I love you too and miss you.  I think about my trip to come and see you and your brothers every day.   I look on Facebook and the blog for news about you.

Maybe we can Skype tomorrow (Wednesday)? I’m very busy today because I have to drive Grandma to the doctor in downtown Chicago for her annual heart check-up.
Love,

Grandpa

From: Debbie Kovel Shmikler <dxxx@xxx.com>
To: Robert Shmikler <rxxx@xxx.net>
Sent: Tue, September 11, 2012 12:04:53 PM
Subject: Joke

Dear GRANDPA

the snacks were going to the  bag in the zoo.  Nobody was holding the snacks.

Love,

Hitting

 

From: Robert Shmikler <rxxx@xxx.net>
Date: 12 בספטמבר 2012 02:14:23 לפנה״צ GMT+03:00
To: Debbie Kovel Shmikler <dxxx@xxx.com>
Subject: Re: Joke

Now I’m really confused.  Who is “Hitting”?

 

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