Re: [Cz-L] Re: czernowitz-l digest: May 15, 2014

From: Fred Weisinger <>
Date: Sat, 17 May 2014 13:52:50 +1000
To: cornel fleming <>
Reply-To: Fred Weisinger <>

[Fred... google 'plain text gmail' to find out how to post in plain text with
gmail --thanks]

Hi Andy
I knew Eddie Greif he had manufacturing business
near Pitt street Sydney and lived in Mosman . We used to meet
through mutual friends. We used to talk Czernowitzerisch.
Fred. Weisinger

On Sat, May 17, 2014 at 7:33 AM, cornel fleming

> Hi Andy! I too knew Eddie Sydney. He and his had a swanky shop
> in Double Bay..very upmarket area! Leather goods as far as I recall. Cornel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:
>] On Behalf Of Andy Halmay
> Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 2:43 PM
> To: Czernowitz Genealogy and History
> Subject: [Cz-L] Re: czernowitz-l digest: May 15, 2014
> I had to hire two detectives to find out how one opts for plain text mode
> in gmail. But at least gmail still works while Yahoo does so only
> intermittently.
> Now I just checked the 1936 CZ telephone directory. Somebody must have
> gone to a lot of trouble to find it and reproduce it.
> What is it about homo erectus that prompts us to look up numbers that no
> longer work which once belonged to people long gone whom we can no longer
> call? In the same amount of time we could clean a kitchen counter or tidy
> the papers on our desks. It would be nice to see what my desktop looks
> like. I can no longer remember. God only knows what I might find in these
> stacks of paper - perhaps a lost medical prescription or a winning lotto
> ticket.
> It was nice, though, to find Isidor Greif's phone number. He lived at
> Strada Traian numero 3, right next door to us. We were in 3-A. I
> played with Eddie Greif who I hope is still alive in Australia, which is
> where they moved to. Lucca had told me she remembered him well but she is
> gone now, too.
> My dad was listed as Istvan Halmai, his Hungarian name. The Romanians
> more often used Stefan Halmai.
> It was nice to see the original spelling, too, with an "i" instead of the
> "y" that the Canadians gave us. I'd love to find a list with my great
> grandfather as Greenberg.
> Now who is left in the Cernauti 1936 administration to whom I could write
> to point out that they got the phone number right but the address entirely
> wrong. They gave us a street I'd never heard of. No wonder they lost
> Bucovina. They just couldn't do anything right.
> Cheers,
> Andy

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