The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33785 Message #454745
Posted By: artbrooks
03-May-01 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Melting pot muddles.
Subject: RE: Melting pot muddles.
My wife's grandmother came to the US from what is now Baylorus as a child, and she remembers her as speaking "broken English, broken Russian and broken Yiddish". Masha was a tailor and founding mother of the ILGWU, but that's another story. My wife's Greataunt Sorel taught Yiddish for many years in an attempt to keep the language alive and well in the New York/Long Island area. Melting pots usually contain many interesting ingredients.