On a desk we lovingly call "Daddy's Desk" is an antique box that was
presented to Daddy from a family in Jerusalem. I cannot recall exactly
why this was gifted to him. What I recall is that he did something nice
for someone in the Dobkin family. Now that my Mom has passed, I can't
ask her to elaborate. So I Googled the name Dobkin in Jerusalem and
came up with a couple of clues. I sent an email to someone who may
possibly be a member of this family and am hoping he does read my
email and not treat it as spam.
What I do recall is that this antique box containing blown glass vessels
from the first century CE (Common Era or Christian Era) was hand
carried to my Daddy's office in Chicago by either a member or a friend
of this family from Jerusalem. Daddy was a great student of ancient history
and he spent a good bit of his free time visiting all of the historic sights of
Israel and the middle east while he was there on business. He was very
proud of this gift.
I hope I can learn more about this family and their association with my
Daddy. If in fact he did help a foreign student go to college in the states,
I hope that person grew in knowledge and went on to accomplish
good things for his or her community. I'll let you know if any of my
questions are answered.
We are battling fleas around here. The bug man is coming
tomorrow. We didn't have fleas in Idaho. I love Texas
but am not crazy about the insects here.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley