Aruba to me

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For today we received some amazing pictures from Rosalyn Bernstein Charnes. She says:

“Aruba to me is Heaven on Earth.  I just turned 90 years old on December 27. I have been coming to Aruba since 1995, twenty-six years at my home away from home. I live in Union, New Jersey.  I got married for the second time in 1994 and I went to Hawaii on my honeymoon. The following year my husband and I traveled to Aruba and stayed at the old Hilton near the two closed towers. We went to a timeshare meeting at the yet to be built Phoenix Resort.  I said to my husband, “Aruba is just like Maui except here there are casinos.”   We bought one week and then my husband said: “In 40 years I will be 105 years old, I won’t know if I’m in Aruba or New Jersey.” Unfortunately, he died two years later. I became a standup comedian about six years ago and I am known as Roxie La Rouche at the Phoenix.  I did my comedy routine at the Karaoke night every week for the past six years. Since Roxy cannot perform at the Phoenix stage to do her comedy routine due to the COVID-19, I do my comedy routine every Sunday at 5:30pm on Facebook. I miss the laughter of a live audience but my daughter, who is also my producer, provides canned laughter, although it is not the same. Now I have increased my weeks in Aruba from one week to six weeks. My daughter rescued me from my prison home, and I was pardoned not by Donald Trump but by my cherished trip to Aruba. The fresh air, the Divi staff, and my friends have kept me healthy and happy, when I see the weather reports from home I am so blessed to be on this wonderful island.  I hope that I will return to my second home for many more years to come. I have become a young woman here and no one believes my age. I am now “Free at Last”.