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November 25, 2009
Jack was Trudy's guest for the Nazi victims program I volunteered for this month. They've known each other ten years and were dance partners until Trudy's health declined. Trudy, five years older than 79-year-old Jack, is "robbing the cradle," he says.

Ten years ago, Barbara Cole, my ballet teacher at Neighborhood Playhouse, upon witnessing my struggle to do a pirouette, said, with mock dismay, "Funny, but you LOOK like you'd know what you're doing." I preferred to take it as a compliment.

Jack teaches me the tango and cha-cha. "You're a natural!" he says. This compliment doesn't require an interpretation.