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The Boy Who Would Not Eat #general


Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
 

Yes, Reba, it can be true… that’s the way I was raised.  You ate what you were given…..  Food was expensive, and children’s tastes were not catered to.

Barbara S. Mannlein
Tucson, Arizona


On Jun 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, rebasolomon <theshviger@...> wrote:

Abt 1925-Cannon St. on the Lower East Side of NY.

My father told us, more than once, that when he was a child he would not eat. No matter what his mother gave him, he would not eat. So she took him to a place where they gave him some kind of porridge or oatmeal thing for breakfast. He did not eat it. Comes lunchtime, he goes in, and it’s the same porridge, but now it’s cold. Dinner, the same thing. Till finally he ate it and he never turned down his mother’s food again.

Can this story be true?  I see from a map that the Henry Street Settlement was near Cannon St.  Any thoughts on this?


David Lewin
 

At 03:17 21/06/2020, rebasolomon wrote:

Abt 1925-Cannon St. on the Lower East Side of NY.

My father told us, more than once, that when he was a child he would not eat. No matter what his mother gave him, he would not eat. So she took him to a place where they gave him some kind of porridge or oatmeal thing for breakfast. He did not eat it. Comes lunchtime, he goes in, and its the same porridge, but now its cold. Dinner, the same thing. Till finally he ate it and he never turned down his mothers food again.

Can this story be true?  I see from a map that the Henry Street Settlement was near Cannon St.  Any thoughts on this?

Most definitely this not only can be - but is!

I lived through the "Zena times"  - that was the time of the early yeas of an independent Israel.  Nothing was "available".   Everything was rationed.  The Aubergine (alias eggplant)  became the staple food.
When food is scarce we soon learned not to use the words "I don't like it"

David Lewin
London


rebasolomon
 

Would the Henry Street Settlement have taken in children, like a temporary foster care, to teach them this? 

Reba Harris Solomon


rebasolomon
 

On Jun 20, 2020, at 7:17 PM, rebasolomon <theshviger@...> wrote:

Abt 1925-Cannon St. on the Lower East Side of NY.

My father told us, more than once, that when he was a child he would not eat. No matter what his mother gave him, he would not eat. So she took him to a place where they gave him some kind of porridge or oatmeal thing for breakfast. He did not eat it. Comes lunchtime, he goes in, and it’s the same porridge, but now it’s cold. Dinner, the same thing. Till finally he ate it and he never turned down his mother’s food again.

Can this story be true?  I see from a map that the Henry Street Settlement was near Cannon St.  Any thoughts on this?


Jx. Gx.
 

Hello Reba Solomon.

Check out this link I found about Cannon Street in Lower Manhattan, NYC.

 https://forgotten-ny.com/2009/12/sheriff-bishop-crook/10-cannon-st/

Jeffrey Gee
Arizona


m.solman@...
 

My grandmother Faiga Sobelewski grew up in the Czarist Russian city of Elisavetgrad (Ukraine, now with a different name) from 1893 to 1907. That year she immigrated with her widowed mother and siblings to Montreal.

There were various revolutionary upheavals as she was growing up at which times the flour mills were closed, and so there was no bread.  She told me when I young that she and her siblings frequently ate watermelon as a substitute for bread.  Even her old age, with the summer fruits available in Canada, she always preferred eating watermelon to bread.  I imagine there are others who may have heard similar stories from their grandparents.

Mel Solman
Toronto