Recap: Yehudis’ father tells her they are moving to Marietta, Ohio, as he was offered a special research opportunity as part of a sabbatical. Not only will she have to miss senior year at her Bais Yaakov, but her grandmother, who is very critical and difficult, will be coming with them and will be living in the same house.

Margaret Tietz is a kosher-certified 200-bed nursing and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Hills, Queens. Leading with commitment to its residents, the staff continues to demonstrate compassionate and customized care to all since 1971. Each day, the facility administrators set out to bring quality programming and services in a home-style atmosphere. With the pandemic raging, the facility quarantined and has slowly begun to emerge as vaccinations became readily available.

That’s not clean yet,” Grandma Henny said, while hovering next to me at the sink. “When I was a girl, I kept all the pots sparkling for my mother and then for my husband. Never a speck of dirt.”

 Chaverim of Queens, founded in memory of world-renowned philanthropist, Mr. Jack Friedman, a”h, started with just ten volunteers. That was a dozen years ago when calls were dispatched to volunteers via beepers. Today, Chaverim of Queens has over 100 volunteers who respond to calls rapidly via an APP. The acts of chesed that the volunteers of Chaverim do daily, does not go unnoticed by those who have benefited from the assistance provided. The devastating effects of the events of this past year will be studied long into the future, but if there is just one lesson, it may be that every life has extreme value and time may be cut short most unexpectedly.