RE: [JewishKeidan] Re: Proposed Keidan Memorial Plaque
- I will second that "trait".Some of my forefathers had two wooden legs.Charles Kadin
--- On Wed, 2/18/09, Gus Levy <w2lap@...> wrote:
From: Gus Levy <w2lap@...>
Subject: RE: [JewishKeidan] Re: Proposed Keidan Memorial Plaque
Received: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 9:41 PM
HARVEY: Sure it is. Some of my “people” married into the Perlstein (or Pearlstein) family from Ragola. I was very friendly with them. The story was always that they lived across the river from Kaidain and met while washing clothes in the river.
It is rumored that my grandfather, Abraham Gerson Meryash, quietly operated a still on the banks of a river in Kaidain. Made good stuff too; no one ever went blind from drinking his vodka!
As I was told, the boys from Kaidain could really hold their liquor - - - a trait that was frequently carried over to this country.
Please remember, that I will be 88 years old, and knew many of the people who were in the Burial Society.
Gerson “Gus” Levy
- Hi SallyThanks for the information. I think it would be very beneficial and helpful if you contacted these people as you have met them personally. There is nothing like personal contact. Perhaps you could ifnd out who would be the person to contact in the municipality regarding the idea of erecting and maintaining a plaque/memorial in the central sqare in Kedain and ask your contacts how to do it and would it be welcomed by the local authorities?RegardsJackie