Books [The Ginsbergs]
She wanted to be more respectable than me. Yes Old Moishe is still around. No he ain't working anymore. Old Bernstein, just the same. Still selling Sweepstakes tickets and his wife sells dresses in the apartment. Listen, remember Old Man Silver from the beauty parlor. Well, he died. He always had a weak heart. And with his son Sheldon and the pinochle games with the Peanut Politician Lembeck, he died just like that. Remember Frank who used to hang around the store and he was out of work for so long. Well he's better off than any of us now. He got a job in the Post Office. He must make about forty dollars a week. But he lost a lot of weight. He still wants to start a chicken farm. That's all he talks about. And Leff he's around just like always. Still on WPA. I admire that Leff. All the years he raised his family and kept his mouth shut and honest like a clock. Remember how he used to stand around the store for hours and never say anything?
I want Solly to learn how to drive a car. It's useful. He might get a job with a license. How time flies. Just two years ago, Solly was away in College in Illinois and I used to get letters from him how they were teaching him how to ride a horse there. And remember he used to write how he wanted to join a fraternity and I told you to write him a letter to talk him out of it because I didn't have any money. It did him a lot of good that two years he was in Illinois. But I think the mountains this year was even better for him than the College. He had to work hard.