Re: it happened Hannukah

From: <a_guy_at_canada.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:24:04 -0800 (PST)
To: Czernowitz-L_at_cornell.edu
Reply-To: a_guy_at_canada.com

What a truly beautiful and heart-warming story for the holidays.
 
Wishing the entire group a very HAPPY HANUKKAH !!!!
 
Anna Glasman-Guy
 
Researching - Vogel and Bendit families in Sadagora

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On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:42:02 +0200, Lucca Ginsburg wrote:


On the second day of Hannukah in 1959 my father saw an elderly
man sitting alone on a bench in front of the Haifa Municipality.
He looked familiar, so my father approached and after a better
look at him, he asked:
-"Aren't you Mr. Meshulam Friedmann of the Friedmann
Vegetarian Restaurant in tbe Russischen Gasse in Czernowitz?
-"Yes, I am!" said the man.
-"So why are you sitting here outside in the
cold?"
 
Mr. Friedmann told my father that he lived with his son and
daughter-in-law who had a small boy in a very small apartment.  It often
got very crowded. Truth was that his daughter-in-law  was not delighted
about his constant presence, and there were often arguments between the couple.
Mr. Friedmann told my father that he tries his best to be out of the house as
much as possible.
 
Do you remember the Friedmann Restaurant? Do you remember the
vegetable soups, the pirogen, the Totsch, the luscious  cakes? This
restaurant was a landmark in all of the Bucovina.
 
Anyway, my father invited Mr. Friedmann to come along to our
house for lunch, which he did. In the course of further talk, Mr. F. said he
would like some other living quarters, and it so happened that a single man
rented out a room of his flat in our house.
Mr. Friedmann moved in the same day.
 
He became a member of our family. We celebrated all holidays
together, and I...have a recipe book of some very luscious cakes which were
offered at the Friedmann restaurant. Of course he himself never worked in the
kitchen, but he still remembered how certain cakes were made. I also have many
photos of him, he was such a pleasant looking man.
In fact he had one son, Salo Friedmann living in New York,
married to a cousin of my mother's, and he had another son living with his wife
in Nazareth.
Sometimes...own children are not the answer. He adopted our
family, or rather we adopted him until the day he got very ill and passed away.

 
I wish you all a Very Happy and Carefree
Hannukah!
Lucca
 

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