Probably due to the high cost of college and law school, plus a different economic situation in the U.S., I have not been able to go to all the places my folks did. Both sides of my family really have the exotic wanderlust! It makes one nostalgic for the glamorous ways of days gone by . . .
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My dad in Las Vegas
This is a pic of my dad in Las Vegas, at the Flamingo — probably in the 1980’s. It’s easy to understand why he liked the casino: it’s got an Art Deco/Miami theme and he loved Florida.
I’ve been to Las Vegas, but I have mixed feelings. Once I was on the phone with my dad who was there. He had hidden his wallet from housekeeping and forgot where he put it. He was so stressed out, he had — what we later discovered — a stroke that eventually led to his death. Food for thought! I’m glad he was enjoying himself in the pic.
My grandparents and 3rd cousins in Tel Aviv
The center-placed, flowery dressed lady built like I am, grabbing all the attention is my grandmother! The dapper man on the right is my grandfather. If any of the descendants are reading this, (from l.) Rachel Regulant, Sulganick, and Rachel’s mother Chava. They’re all in Tel Aviv.
My grandmother’s brother, Yussel, had been engaged to future Prime Minister of Israel, Golde Meir. The wedding didn’t take place because she didn’t want children. Still, my grandmother and she remained friends. One time, she flew to Tel Aviv on El Al with Golde Meir! The Prime Minister didn’t fly on a private plane. The back of the plane had been cordoned off with armed guards. My grandmother asked the flight attendant who they were making such a fuss over. When she heard, she said, “Tell her that Sonia Fleishman is on the plane!” They whisked her right back to sit with the Prime Minister.
I have some silver cups that she bought in Israel. They had glass linings. Many of the linings have broken over the years. I was told by an antiques dealer that possibly communion cups could fit them. I have not found any. I also took the cups to Fenton Glass in West Virginia, but they said that unless I was getting at least 200 made, there was nothing they could do.
My mom in Tahiti
My mom said that my dad made her wear her hair in braids with the floral piece for this pic and wouldn’t let up until she did . . . thus, the sour puss. Five decades later (wow!), she thinks the photo is cute.