For context, see yesterday's post.
When Karen and Eric left Santa Cruz, around 2 this afternoon, Sylvia was mostly comatose, and everyone assumed that death was near. Tears were shed upon parting.
It's now 8:30 pm. They arrived safely in the LA area, and are, at the moment, in the Burbank IKEA (Karen's idea, not Eric's), en route to the family house above the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
I called Santa Cruz and talked to Lola for a bit. She said that Sylvia rallied later in the afternoon, and actually went for a (very) short walk in the neighborhood. On speaker phone, I heard that familiar raspy voice, not at all weak, saying she was happy to hear from me.
I reminded her I am doing my once-a-month radio show next Sunday and she said she'd tune in (over the internet, as usual). I asked if she had any requests and, without missing a beat, said firmly, "My Yiddishe Mame".
Sylvia Stolzberg: 102 years + 2 days, and continuing to amaze.
Just thought you should know.