- Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections (also on this segment: Bick, Acomsky, Stein)
Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections (Summer 2007)
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Philip: Bick, I think that they lived either at the north end of Papineau or one of those other streets,
Garnier or something. But the guy's name was Stanley Bick. Nice guy. About Issie's age.
Now...OK...on Papineau south going from Beaubien going south Bellechasee and Rosemount, on the
west side. Acomsky, he had a 15 cent store. I think Leo Lutsky married their daughter.
Stein next. Mr Stein owned the mortgage on the house that Mr Diamond built, that eventually my
father bought, that Moe Sorkin said "It's a white elephant". Mr. Stein owned that. When my
father bought it, there was a little bit of a...some bad feeling going on because they felt
that Mr Diamond had lost it, Stein I know had the mortgage So they went to Mr Nebach who was
the arbitrator, and my father paid a certain amount of money to Mr Diamond. Good will, compensation.
6299 Marquette Street. And it's no longer there, but the way. And it was beautiful place.
And that's the one where Mr Trub used to keep his skins downstairs. The Trubs lived there at one time.
At one time, Jack Diamond, the son of the original Mr Diamond, who owned the bakery shop, Jack and his
wife Fanny lived there too. Fanny Diamond....
Shirley: Who wants coffee, who wants Coke, who wants what?
Peter: I'm good, Ma.
Shirley: Coke? Nothing for Philip?
Philip: I'll have coffee. Fanny Diamond, used to, in order to earn extra money, she had delivered to her
house, like little cartons and they were all cut out to be folded and they were for cheese.
They would put the cheese in them. So, my mother would send me in there to sit at her kitchen table
and fold these things for her. My mother was like a mother to her.
Stein, Diamond - after Stein was the Diamond Bakery. The Diamond Bakery, because we lived behind
the Diamond Bakery at 6299 - when we wanted to take a bath, my father would go down to the bakery,
take pails of boiling hot water, bring them, go upstairs with them, pour them and that's where we got
the hot water.
Added later: Fanny was formerly Fanny Kaparofsky and she had a sister Esther. Jack Diamond, who owned the bakery,
was a generation older than Philip, yet it was Jack's father who was the original immigrant generation. Hillu was a son of
Jack and Fanny.
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