Thursday, July 14, 2005

Bob Dylan and Me

Once upon a time, there was a man named Zigmond Zimmerman. Zigmond married a woman named Anna and the two of them left their shtetl, Dolhinov, together. They came to America in 1907 and moved to Duluth, Minnesota. They had a number of children here. One of them was Abe Zimmerman, born in Minnesota in 1911. Abe Zimmerman grew up, married, and had a son he named Robert Allen Zimmerman. The family moved to Hibbing. Robert Allen grew up in Hibbing. He later moved to New York and established himself as the man we now know as Bob Dylan.

Once upon a similar time, my Zeide left his small shtetl, Dolhinov, to learn in the Mir Yeshiva. The Holocaust forced him out of Lithuania and to the US via Japan. My father and I were both born in America.

So, in conclusion, Bob Dylan and I are meant to be because we're both three generations removed from the same teeny little shtetl. Crazy, ain't it?

(source: http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/dolhinov/dolhinov.html)

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Anonymous Mrs. Dylan J. said...

nice, but watch it. the guy who changed his name to Dylan might take this it be another contest. why is it that you two are always competing?

Monday, July 18, 2005 11:55:00 AM  

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Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Duh, because we're both in love with you Mrs. Dylan J.!

-Dina J.

Monday, July 18, 2005 11:58:00 AM  

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