In the may of 2014, I celebrated my Bat mitzvah.Marji never had a celebration of her coming of age, In Judaism, everyone has one.All my friends and family came from my mom and Dad's side (except my great grandfather).
Yardena's Bat Mitzvah!
Since we moved to Toronto we always have Thanksgiving Dinner at my grandparent's house with my great-grandfather and my Dad's sister's family. We would have this meal with everyone until my great grandfather passed away in the summer of 2014.
Grandma and Grandpa
Aunt Shara and Uncle Gid
Here in Toronto, the winters get really bad.In Iran, where Marine lives, the winters aren't half as bad as they are here.
Every other winter we would go to LA to visit my mom's family. Marji didn't go away much , she only went away on vacation once.
Shimmi and Uncle J
Meira, Avital, Daniella,Yoel
Marji's Grandfather and family friends were put in in jail and were tortured. None of my family were put in jail or beaten.But once a year we have a day where we remember the Holocaust and the horrors of it. Innocent people were beaten, worked, and gassed to death.
In June of 2017 I graduated middle school. In Persepolis we don't read about Marji's graduation from middle school.