Tag Archives: Lorraine Chase

When Mom, Paul, and I Were Famous for 30 Seconds

I’ve always loved to dance; just not in front of an audience. My parents were just the opposite. In fact, my father used to tell everyone, “Dancing is my life! [caption id="attachment_3972" align="aligncenter" width="843"]Mom and Dad Show portraits Mom and Dad's Headshots. My father's famous quote was, "Dancing...
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Fro-Back Friday! When Dad got Stuck in our Driveway

[caption id="attachment_2542" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Norman with pennies on his head My father could make almost anything stick to his forehead. It was one of his many talents.[/caption] The kids and I were in our usual positions; kneeling on the blue pleather-covered, retro sofa in the living room with our behinds...
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The African American Jewish White Girl

In 1974 I chanted Hebrew as a member of the Jewish community in front of family and friends, and celebrated my new-found womanhood at North Shore Congregation Israel, in Glencoe.

In 1981 I danced onstage as a member of The African American Dance Company (AADC) of Indiana University, and celebrated the resurrection of Lazarus’ “dead” body, played by the only other Jewish white girl in The Company on the stage of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Indianapolis.

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