CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 2, 2010

We Meet, Date, Become Engaged…

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

WE MEET, DATE, BECOME ENGAGED…

Monte W. Holland

Carolyn’s comments are italicized, in parentheses

     In August, 1963, I moved to Buffalo. I’d accepted a position in the physics department at the State University of New York at Buffalo—SUNY Buffalo.

     I needed a place to stay—preferably a room with kitchen privileges, similar to what I had in Evanston, Illinois, during my Ph. D. studies at Northwestern University. One listing was near the campus. I didn’t check the landlord’s name, or I would have realized that Ida Litman was Jewish. She was a widow, probably in her seventies, living upstairs in a two-flat house. Her widowed daughter-in-law lived downstairs. The fairly new Nicholson Street house was on a street that dead-ended at the railroad tracks just beyond the house.

     Mrs. Litman was unsure about renting to a non-Jew, a situation made more complicated because (more…)

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