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When Bubbe Caplan (Sarah Lederman Caplan) was 85 years old, she was in the hospital. When we arrived to visit, she asked us to please talk to the nurse because they took her wheelchair away from her. When we went to the nurse, she was very angry. She said she would not give the wheelchair
Around the dining room table starting @7:00 — Ethel (Caplan) Kottler, Ben Kottler, Joe Gerber, Rose (Caplan) Gerber Pearl (Perlman) Caplan, Brunsie (Caplan) Zeidenstein, Hyman Zeidenstein Esther & William Caplan Morry Goldstein, Irv Goldstein, Clara Goldstein, Howard Goldstein Joe Dickter, Dickter
by Betty Ruth Gibbons Caplan When I was in the early years of my marriage I always used to tell myself to remember what kind of a mother-in-law I had, because she would be my role model. I had three sons and I was afraid that I would not be a good mother-in-law myself. I
Sarah Lederman Caplan had moved in with her husband’s family when they were married. When Aaron left for America, Sarah was left behind with the baby Sam. Sarah may have also had twins who died. But Sarah and the baby remained with Aaron’s family during those years that Aaron was gone. She did not return
Before the kinder (children) could listen to stories from under the dining room table, first the derwakseners (adults) sat above. In this undated photo — probably from the 1930’s or 1940’s — we see around the dining room table some of the Zeidensteins, Gerbers, Silvermans, Perlmans, and Caplans who had come from Russia in the
Aaron Caplan wore a suit, white shirt and tie every day to his store in the produce yards because he was the owner of the business, not just a laborer. On May 1 every year, he bought a new straw hat and wore that all summer. _______________________________________________________ Part of the Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Produce Yards, c1936.