Friday, May 1, 2009

Folding Friday: Yom HaAtzma’ut edition

B”H, we were privileged to enjoy a truly wonderful Yom HaAtzma’ut.

The morning was spent at Yad L’Shiryon, the IDF Armored Corps Museum in Latrun.

We actually hadn’t been in a while. You see, whenever we suggest a visit, the kids inevitably start to complain, “Not again! We go every year…”

But this year, we called their bluff. A few days before Yom HaAtzma’ut, YZG asked the kids a few questions about the museum. Their responses showed that they weren’t exactly the Latrun experts they had claimed to be. In fact, the younger kids barely remembered being there at all.

And so, we grabbed hats and water bottles and set out.

In the end, everyone had a great time, and as usual, the highlight was the huge collection of tanks:

IMG_5281 Visitors are permitted to climb on most of the tanks.

During the course of the visit, the Shiputzim family was pleased to bump into our barbecue guests as well as occasional commenter Be-All-You-Can-Be (coincidentally, this blog’s official military adviser) and his wife and family.

Speaking of our guests, thanks to Ein Shem for manning the mangal and sharing some of his nafnaf knowledge with YZG; to RCT for bringing two (!) types of delicious cookies; and to YAT, who helped MAG set the table and fold all the napkins in a Yom HaAtzma’ut-themed shape:

IMG_5299Napkin-folding instructions are available upon request.

In addition, thank you to all the members of the Shiputzim family – each of whom did their share to ensure that we BA”H had a very special Yom HaAtzma’ut.

On a somewhat related note, due to the fact that the Chief of Photography is rather preoccupied with bagruyot (matriculation exams)* and all that they entail, there are no available pictures of either the food or the grill itself. The Our Shiputzim management regrets any inconvenience this may have caused…

!שבת שלום ומבורך


* Watch this space for an upcoming post about bagruyot


  1. mag: i am first

    and you were right about the napkins

    to the people who were complaining that i need to talk about somthing in the post here :

    from were are you going to get napkin instructions

  2. Love those folded napkins. I hope my middle son doesn't see that, because then he will try it on our table, and my eldest son will complain.

    Shabbat Shalom.

  3. YAT - Kol hakavod on leaving a first comment which actually relates to the post! And to answer your question:
    from where are you going to get napkin instructions?From you, of course...

    Leora - My second son laughed when he read your comment. He can definitely relate to having an older brother complain...
    Shabbat Shalom to you too!

  4. Be All You Can BeMay 3, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Am I to understand that after eleven years, as you claim, living in Israel, you have finally let go of the "Galus" BBQ and actually used a real Naf-Naf grill?

    On a separate point, it was indeed pleasant meeting "ALL" of you guys. :)

    The advance scouting as to the movie times, by you guys, came in very handy. Thanks!

  5. Be All You Can Be - Yup! We are now the proud owners of two authentic, honest-to-goodness, naf-naf grills. Didn't I tell you that you should come here to TRLEOOB?

    Oh, and, "all" of us enjoyed seeing you, too... :-)


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