By Kathryn Lasky
In a colourful and colourful portrait of a Jewish kin, this is often the diary of a Russian immigrant woman who starts off a brand new existence at the reduce East aspect of recent York urban.
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44 November 15, 1903 I spent all Sunday morning cutting. First collars for the uniforms for Mama’s uptown job and then pictures of Marie Curie. Mandy brought over some other newspapers. I stick them to the wall above my bed with spirit gum or tailor’s tape. The Sheehans’ youngest baby is very sick. We hear him wailing across the air shaft. November 16, 1903 It feels so good to be in third grade. Blu and I are only a foot or so taller than the other kids. But Blu is not so happy. She says her parents are fighting all the time.
58 December 12, 1903 Mama just lit the havdalah candle, which signals the end of Shabbos. But what a Shabbos! I went with Papa right after morning services at the synagogue over to Second Avenue and 10th Street. All afternoon we listened to the orchestra practice. Papa saw some old friends from St. Petersburg. I could tell that although Papa was not actually playing he was taking in every single note. I watched the fingers of his hand press up and down on his thigh as he sat. It was just as if his thigh had strings.
It was like magic. The man’s bushy eyebrows went up and the talk in the room died down. ” he asked. ” several men exclaim. ” “Number fourteen Orchard Street,” I say. ” And I am so happy they did not ask me to fetch him. The Russian Symphony Society is coming to fetch Papa. That is the only way it will work. When we leave the building Yitzy for the first time in his life is impressed by me and my Russian. “You speak like a White Russian, Zippy. A White Russian shiksa. ” The very idea! I blast him with my best Yiddish curse: “Finster zol dir vern!