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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0108 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 September 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 21.6 x 14 cm.

Written at home, Friday night. Sylvia took the car to work because Mad (sister) was able to get gasoline for 50 cents a gallon after waiting in line for an hour. Had three emergencies in Intake. She has also arranged to buy 400 tickets from the Paramount at 38 cents apiece to resell for 55 cents apiece to raise funds for the Union. Reports on his family. Went to see her mother, who wasn't home. The neighbors offered her a drink "but she is still on the wagon" even though her condition is gone. Talks about remembering him in civilian clothes.

The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre Opened in 1928 and was a movie and live show venue at the intersection of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn, New York.

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