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By the Self Same Sky

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By the Self Same Sky     16" x 20"     Oil on Board
I sold this painting this week and was asked by several people on Facebook what it's about. I usually write an essay on my blog Without a Net (withoutanet.blog) but before I take the time to write an involved essay, here is my first stab at its meaning. Forgive me my lack of copy-editing.

My sister called me one day out of the blue and said, “Dori, guess what? We’re Jewish!”Not long before my Granny died at 94, she (allegedly) told my sister a secret that she’d kept her whole life.
My Granny, born Mary Fitzpatrick was a devout Catholic her whole life and vigorously tried to instill the values of her religion on her kids and grandkids. I was raised Catholic and so went to church every Sunday, catechism on Thursday, and every other scheduled church event. So I was shocked to hear my sister’s news.
The details are muddy, but my sister relayed that Granny’s mother’s maiden name was Lehman, and she was probably from Russi…