© 2017 Lisë Stern

A Tribute

April 2, 1994 –

February 14, 2013

Eitan Story

Eitan Samuel Stern-Robbins

Batman

April 18, 2013

 

It must have been after the Tim Burton Batman movies came out because everyone had Batman products. Eitan and Matisse had Batman and Robin figures and I was playing alone with my Poison Ivy figure, which at the time was a pretty weird "girls toy". Eitan came up and asked me if I wanted to play. Of course Eitan and I had played together before but Batman, that was boy territory! But of course, I accepted and a bond was formed. 

 

I re-meet Eitan in health class our freshmen year which, at first, was a little awkward. We didn't talk to each other for maybe a month because I just couldn't be sure but curiosity won over. We easily slipped back into being friends and I am so happy we did. We would always jokingly argue about him being mean to me when we were little ( which of course he wasn't!) but he put up with all my teasing.

 

I think Eitan was partly what brought our whole group together. He made everyone feel welcome and he always had a joke to tell. We are all going to miss him so much.

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