Below is a letter from Sara Blumenstein, Becky’s youngest sister. She is a senior at the University of Chicago and the acceptance letters from architecture school are rolling in.
As you can see, she recently began adpoting an architecture school look.. page boy haircut and clunky glasses and all.
I’m sure that some of you who don’t know the full range of Becky’s family find it wild that she has a sister just graduating from college, but we find it wild from the other end; how could Sara be graduating college?!? How old is she? How old are we?
Nothing makes us realize how long we have been together — I met Sara when she was 3! She was always incredibly precocious and funny, even when she was being a brat and has always been one of my favorite people. She is the first kid I’ve seen grow into an adult and it really is quite amazing. Also amazing is the fact that she is just as precocious at U-Chicago as she was at Bush Elementary in Hampton Township amidst the sons and daughters of the Michigan Militia.
I won’t say that it seems like yesterday that she was 8 years old and making her own mayonaisse from a Martha Stewart Living recipe, or a week ago that she was heading off to kindergarten with Bobby Kooley… but her Bat Mitzvah really does seem recent. [cue “Sunrise, Sunset” and pass the hankies.}
So anyhow, we’re really proud of her. Congratulations sara. Anyone thinking of making a major addition to their home may want to wait five years to have your plans drawn up.
Late breaking news: since she sent this email, she was also accepted to U-Michigan and offered a huge scholarship package. I’m sure Yale and Cal will be battling for her presence soon.
dear becky, mom just gave me the lovely purse from thailand – thank you so much! and keep ’em coming. i got home last night on the train from chicago to see mom and dad this weekend…its a nice cold day, with the sun reflecting off the snow, which is exciting especially considering how little snow we’ve had in chicago (the ground is mostly frozen but everything just looks gross).
i got my first acceptance letter this morning in the form of an email from wash u, and my roommate texted me last night to say that a thick envelope had arrived from parsons…so it is needless to say an exciting morning, exciting to know that no matter what happens, I AM GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL! so now we wait to hear back from the other seven places, but this knowledge is of course a tremendous relief. besides that…i have been following eli’s medical odyssey through alan’s blog and hope he’s feeling better and doesn’t want to fire you or alan anymore (mom and dad and i got a big chuckle out of that story.) anyway! hope your sunday went well, talk to you soon. kisses, sara