WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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fessional side, they realized, "Wow, grandma really knows something." Over the years, the senior Goldmans have taken different grand- children – they have 12 in all – on trips to Russia and China. When we were little boys and girls Growing up on Midland Road in Wellesley If there was pounding, when there was screaming She'd tell us tenderly Get Along, Along It's never worth arguing Family's the important thing Just get along, along. Growing up, Avra said she didn't feel like she had to compete with Chinese intellectuals for her mother's attention. "Her priority was always us and my father." Among her friends, Avra said, she was the only one with a work- ing mother. She said once when she was at the grocery store, her mother asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. "I said, 'Well, maybe a teacher or a nurse.' And she said, 'Those are fine, but … you should choose a career where you can devote your life to something you really care about.' That started me thinking." All the Goldman children have gone on to professional careers. Ethan, 57, is chief financial officer of Flexcon, which makes adhesive products; Karla, 52, is a professor at the University of Michigan, specializing in 63 s p r i n g 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 056-065_WWMa14_face2face_v3_WWM_interview 2/1/14 3:46 PM Page 63

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