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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bubba meinster time

Theatrical talent runs in my family.  My grandmother wanted to be a singer/ actress on the Yiddish stage, but her father objected.  So she worked various mundane jobs.

After they got married, my grandparents owned a small business.  But they lost it in the Great Depression.  My grandfather worked as a roofer for mist of his life.

But my grandmother . . .the family scandal. 

Grandma was a numbers runner.

I'm not sure when or for how long, but yes, she ran numbers.  Collected bets from the bars, barbershops, etc. and brought the money to the bookies. 

And was scared to death to be caught, because she feared her children would be taken away from her.

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