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May 17, 1936 – Today I am 2 years in America. How the time flies.

17 May
May 17, 1936 – Today I am 2 years in America. How the time flies.

5/17
Today I am 2 years in America. How the time flies!

Len Small, for whom Leonard was electioneering, died yesterday after an operation.

He [Leonard] won a case in the Illinois Supreme Court against several big Chicago lawyers.

Len Small Funeral

Click on image.

We are now in his new office just 2 doors from the old one but much bigger and nicer.

LJG at desk

[One of] LJG’s Offices



Ziegfeld poster

The Great Ziegfield

This week we saw the “Great Ziegfield” with William Powell and Myrna Loy. Great.

Love,
Your Trudelchen


The funeral notices and biography Len Small, who had been elected governor twice, but ran for office at least half a dozen times, tell a lot of his story. It makes me wonder why LJG supported him.

Perhaps this article sheds some light on the subject:

CJH

LJG in Chicago Jewish History


 

About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.
 

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4 Responses to May 17, 1936 – Today I am 2 years in America. How the time flies.

  1. Linda

    May 17, 2013 at 5:15 am

    The rare moments in which I adore technology is when it’s a conduit for quality and touchstones that bring the past to life. Thank you for doing that and more!

     
  2. Barrie Ward

    May 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Looking at the photo of Leonard Sr. in his Law office we note the sumptuousness of its surroundings given the era and decade it was taken … and then compare it to those of this day … 80 years has brought a more austere décor our way … but less ‘comfort’ of mind than one such as I would take sitting in the office of 1936 …

     

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