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My father was a six‐foot‐two Bronx Jew. My mother was a five-foot‐one Mississippi Baptist. Let the hilarity ensue. They met in New York, and my father proposed with a very romantic “Okay, I’ll do it.” They married and moved to the San Fernando Valley, land of porn and the color brown. And then they had me. Now, even though he now lived in California, my father, he was Bronx. He had Allerton Avenue and stories of the city. My mother was Gulfport. She had stories of finishing school, hurricanes, and family members stealing Civil War cannons from her front lawn. I had a Ralphs store on every corner.I was raised as Jewish. Sort of. It was the kind of Jewish that included Hanukkah, Star of David paraphernalia, and the occasional trip to temple, usually on high holidays or when someone my parents cared about died, »

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

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