Nettie Shulman
July 28, 1922 – November 23, 2020
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Thoughts and Words by Nettie Shulman

These are pieces of writing by Nettie Shulman, illuminating a marvelous window into her expressions and experiences of the world. This small selection represents choice passages dear to both herself and impactful to those around her.

A Day of Promise

A Moment of Oneness


Scrabble on the Beach

Self Awareness

True To Oneself



Emergency Room


To the NYC Labor Chorus

Scrabble on the Beach

We sit on the sand with our backs against the rocks. The sun glistens on the ocean and the air tastes salty and crisp. The scrabble set is placed on the sand between us. Hours race by as the challenge of outsmarting a crafty opponent holds us captive.

The days, the years are so, so many as we sit in the middle of heaven, in the vastness of open space sensing the tingling of freedom.

The assault of aging is upon us. One feels too cold; what was once a delightful breeze is now a draft.

The step is slower, but we will be there until.