16 to 18Blintzes
By Jayne Cohen
“If you are going to be in the hospital for five days, I’ll bring the sheets.”
“No, Ma,” I said. I had to undergo yet another procedure in my quest to become pregnant, and I was irritable.
“Sweetface, I always had the silk and lace sheets on my bed when my friends came to visit me in the hospital. And an orchid. Your father always brought me an orchid to pin to the pillowcase. I want you to have one, too.”
“That was different. They were coming to visit you when you h