Papineau

People

"CHAIKELE"

  1. Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections (also on this segment: Tilner, Weinstein, Nevitt)

Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections Note: audio is ON Philip: He would use clippers to give you a haircut. Peter: This is Mr Tilner the barber. Philip: Tilner. Didn't have electric in that time, just these. Then he'd 'whoof". He'd practically blow you off the chair. Peter: He blew with his breath to blow the hair away? Philip: Yes. Peter: (Laughter) Philip: And, he used to go into the kitchen to have a bite every now and then. So if it was onions, he'd blow the onions.... Peter: Oy Philip: That was Mr Tilner. And then there was a family by the name of Weinstein and there was a son but I can't remember his name, but I don't know too much about them. And then there was Chaikele, that's a first name. I can't remember her last name. I know she had one daughter. And she used to bring shoes to people's homes for them to try on and she'd sell them shoes. She knew or she heard who would need a pair of shoes. She'd get them at the factory. She'd come...she was an old thin little lady. She'd come and sell shoes. Next was Sammy Nevitt. Sammy had the thinnest hockey blade in the history of hockey. Peter: From overuse? Philip: From overuse. This is a fact, actually. Next was Letovsky. "Chaikele" owned a goat that I think. she kept at Amherst Park. I think she used to get milk from the goat.
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