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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0771 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: Fort Lewis Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1943 Pagination: 4 p. ; 16 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe reminisces about the Sundays when they would leave Davy's just before dusk and ride along listening to music. He mentions that he has not heard from Ethel and Jay. He also speculates about Hy and what may cause his hypertension.

Background Information: Abraham & Straus (A&S)- downtown Brooklyn Department Store. Ebinger- Brooklyn bakery

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryMusicHealth and Medical

Sub Era: World War II

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