June 17, 1918 - October 7, 2017
Ninety-nine amazing years, she never lost mental facilities and lived at home until the very end.
Florence's life started on June 17, 1918, when she was born at home for $2.00, as that is all the doctor charged back then.
When Florence was three years old her family moved to Brooklyn, from the Lower East Side, purchasing a home that had two floors and a basement along with a "stall shower." My Grandma said this was so exciting for everyone because only the nicest homes had separate showers. The home consisted of only two bedrooms and one bathroom, but lots of living space including a parlor.
Florence at age two with her two siblings and mother Pauline.
In the summer all the children would play on the streets. Four corners, kick the can, softball "from sewer to sewer" and tennis were favorites. Morris and Pauline added to their family again with Selma and a few years later with their last daughter Eleanor.
The fur business was hot back then, and my Grandma remembers living quite comfortably, even through the depression. They had a car, a Studebaker touring car which they all would ride in joyfully through Brooklyn.