In a message dated 7/18/99 2:16:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< My grandfather >from Odessa married a woman >from Berdichev. Now that is a
real shlep and I still can't figure out why. But apparently these things
happen. Could have been a somewhat arranged marriage between distant
The answer is simple - the women in Berdichev were wise, kindly and
beautiful. If you had known my grandmother and my great aunt you would agree.