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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
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
In the early 1930’s, when we were children, women bought the chicken, the butcher would kill the chicken for them, but they had to scald it so they could defeather it, cut it apart so they could kosher it, use the fattest parts for chicken soup, and of course we ate all the parts, including
Back/4th Row: Great Aunt Tzepa (Mema Sepa) Kleban, Great Uncle Sorel (Srul) Kleban, Great Aunt Genendall (Wasserman) Kleban, Rose Kleban, Zalman (Sam) Kleban, Tseril Marcus, Great Aunt Rose Cleban, Morris Cleban 3rd Row: Uncle Ben (Benny) Kottler, Uncle Hymie Zeidenstein, Bronsie (Caplan) Zeidenstein, Uncle Joseph Gerber, Abe Gerber, Rose Gerber, Pearl (Perlman) Caplan, Uncle Sam
We’re fortunate to have a few handwriting samples from Sarah Lederman Caplan (and others?). The images below show her handwriting — in Hebrew — written on the backs of photographs.