Episode 023: Berni

Tune in to Episode 023 with Berni Altman. She’s lived 94 years on this planet and has a lot to share. She was a US Naval Reserve WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. She has had many jobs in her lifetime, is still an active volunteer in her community and continues to take college courses. Listen as we discuss:

  • Why she wanted to become a WAVE

  • The saucy nickname she was given during her service (which was not based on facts!)

  • Her decision to move across the country to live near her first and only granddaughter

  • Why she hasn’t stopped taking college courses

  • Her simple but sage advice to listeners

Follow up links:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

US Navy Reserve WAVES

Music Credits:
Theme song - Jazz from the Kitchen by Nikitaka

RECIPE: Matzo Brei
Servings: One


3 sheets of matzo
1 egg
Kosher salt
Pam (cooking spray)

Break up the matzo and soak it in water for 30-45 seconds, then drain the water. Beat and pour the egg over the matzo and toss in a pan over medium heat. Serve and sprinkle with kosher salt. Enjoy!