These are my mother’s parents Issar and Marie, thirty years after the cigar and rocker photo, visiting the New Brunswick, New Jersey garden apartment where my own, then newly-wed, future parents lived from late 1951 until 1953. (A photo of my parents taken on this same day is here). They had both come from eastern Europe, he around 1905 and she around 1913, and met while working in the garment trade of New York City. They married in 1923. I never met him; he died the year before I was born. She seems to stand so tall and proud in her fur collar coat. The woman I met could not stand straight due to severe osteoporosis, which gave her a hunched back. Photo was probably taken by my mother. Scan was made from a print. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos