Lee, I loved hearing about your grandmother. I absolutely adored my grandparents, and in the 1940's they had a large farm with cows, horses, chickens, ducks etc. Their house was a big 20 room victorian and had 5 stories counting the basement, first floor, second floor, a full third floor and a big attic. My cousins and I could play hide and go seek and not find each other for hours!
You and I are both fortunate to have had such wonderful grandparents. Mine have been gone for many many years, but I still miss them. Lorrie On 09-15, Lee Evans wrote: > This was a long time ago, in the 1950's when there were still private > butchers and my grandmother would buy her chickens from the butcher who > would pluck them there in the store so some feathers were always left > on. Yes, she was from Odessa, Russia and only spoke German and Russian. > She would tell me (in German and broken English) that the coffee was a > French recipe. My grandfather had traveled all the way from France > across Europe to Russia. He was an itinerant philosophy professor and > "taught" his way across Europe at Universities. The French coffee was > probably his idea. I was too young to drink coffee but it was > traditional to put some in my milk. Then I would watch the coffee > grains float. I loved my grandmother. She was very kind to me and I > loved visiting her because I could go through the mysterious wardrobes > and inspect the dresses and hats my aunt created. The building was in > an ethnic neighborhood in New York City, the doors were never locked > and people of every color and language were constantly walking in and > out, as were dogs and cats from the area. I picked up a rudimentary > understanding of quite a few languages before I was a teenager. There > were always strangers in the apartment having coffee or a meal and > conversations with my grandmother or my uncle and always some dog or > cat being fed in the hallway. > __________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org