My mom, the indefatigable Lois Filreis, 91 y.o. & plucky as ever, made the trip on her own from Florida to spend Thanksgiving with us here in Philadelphia. Thanksgiving Day marked five years exactly since my dad, Sam Filreis, died—yes, with us all here that day in my house. Thanksgiving Day also happened to be my parents’ wedding anniversary. Sixty-nine years ago they were married in my grandparents’ house on DeKoven Court in Brooklyn. Yesterday, as my mom prepared to go back to Florida, we went through old photos. Found a good one: taken the moment after they were pronounced life partners 69 years ago.