Letter from Meyer to Sister, Hilda. August 25, 1916

Title

Letter from Meyer to Sister, Hilda. August 25, 1916

Subject

From before his enlistment and indeed before going to war had come into the potential future.

Frank talks about his apartment and proudly of his new Edison record player.

Talks about Frank’s work schedule and the insecurity of trying to run a business at a young age.

Updates Hilda about how mom is doing; that she is in good health. Talks about Flora being sickly, getting her tonsils removed.

Meyer writes somewhat wryly about mother’s kindness to a nearly deaf old lady who lives nearby who comes by for company and isn’t treated well by her family.

Mother is planning on opening a grocery, Meyer muses, “it seems to me that all Jews get it into their head to own a grocery- a grocery of all businesses.”

In a short aside, Meyer wonders why people have so many kids, saying that they don’t have a chance in the world. Later Meyer encourages his sister in raising her kids, with husband Herman.

Meyer writes about the financial struggle of going out east to visit given the needs at home. He comments that he has been in Minneapolis for two years as of this letter. Finally Meyer closes the letter by describing the setup of his apartment.

Creator

Meyer Eisenberg

Source

UMJA

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Date Added
December 3, 2013
Citation
Meyer Eisenberg, “Letter from Meyer to Sister, Hilda. August 25, 1916,” Discovering the Importance in the Ordinary:, accessed April 30, 2017, http://eisenbergexhibit.omeka.net/items/show/42.