- Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections
Philip Teitelbaum's taped recollections (Summer 2007)
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Peter: OK, so we're talking about Papineau, and Ettinger
Philip: Mrs Ettinger, very big heavy lady, and I remember that among her children there was one that used
to sing a song and it was something like "Marvin Ettinger, said the old eye, he's born...something...
something...on the first of July...
Peter: He said his own name?
Philip: Something like that.
Peter: (laughs) - he had a good voice?
Philip: He had a nice voice, yeah.
Peter: So, who's in that family?
Philip: Well, and the mother Mrs Ettinger whose husband was a very thin man - slim guy, and I know there
were other children besides Marvin, but I don't remember any of their names.
Peter: And they lived...
Philip: They lived on the west side of ....I believe it was Cartier Street.
From a previous clip:
Philip: Ettinger lived between Glazer and Schwartz and I remember Mrs. Ettinger was a huge woman.
I don’t remember the father. I remember they had a son who had a son who had a beautiful beautiful
voice and uh… one of the songs that he sang was something like “Sunny Old Man on the First of July”.
Peter: (laughter) How do you remember this?
Philip: I do. It’s in my head… so vividly that he would sing this this song very very good. And that’s
all I can know about the Ettinger’s. Then there was the Wise family.
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