Trudel continued to translate her letters in an elliptical diary fashion, leaving us to wonder about the delicious (and mundane) details she omitted. But these were not uneventful times. Although there was time for movies, there were also worries about her family about what was happening in Europe as she mentions, cryptically, in the reference to “Mr. Warburg” and as her fiance Leonard mentioned in his letter to Trudel’s family earlier in the year.
Leonard J. Grossman on the Stump.
Leonard’s petition to become a judge in order to be on the ballot he has to have a certain amount of signatures from people who want him. He is running on the Republican Party. Everybody has to declare if they are going to vote Republican or Democratic. That will also be for the general election in November.
Received a very unkind letter from Mr. Warburg. I had asked for advice how to bring Doddo here.
Trudel, Erna and Lotte – 1932
Trudel at Rose La Marque’s
Rose La Marque
I may move to [share an apartment with] Mrs. LaMarque in the Seneca Hotel where I work evenings and weekends. She is that wonderful dressmaker and the lady who got me the job in her hotel. We are having dinner together every night now.
Saw Charlie Chaplin in a very funny movie that took 5 years to make, Modern Times.
The reference to an “unkind” letter from “Mr. Warburg” is unexplained. Trudel must have written to a member of the famous Warburg family, also of Frankfurt, in hope of getting some assistance for her sister Lotte (Doddo). This letter from Leonard to Trudel’s family hints at the problem. Lotte eventually made it to the United States in 1941.
See this review of the book The Warburgs for more information.
Charlie Chaplain hadn’t produced a movie in five years at the time Modern Times was released.
Awfully cold for weeks. 20˚ below 0 Fahrenheit = about 30˚ below Celsius. And we are making straw and light felt hats.
A Spring Hat in Winter
I may have to have my tonsils removed anyhow in Spring. The doctors here are all money hungry and so far I have not found one I would trust. A school friend of Leonard’s has an apothecary, not a drugstore, and we go to him for advice instead of a doctor.
We recently saw “Anna Karenina” with Greta Garbo and Fredric March!! I did like the book much better.
Had a bad cold but I am OK again.
We saw “Mutiny on the Bounty”
and laughed a lot seeing Eddy Cantor in “Strike me Pink.”
Although it was an exciting time, Trudel’s notes from December 1935 have only two dated entries. Remember to click on the images. Most will expand to a larger or more complete image or a YouTube.
Leonard and Trudel in Wooster
Belated thanks for the very pretty napkin rings and birthday letters.
Our trip to Wooster [to visit with my sister’s fiance’] was my birthday present. It cost a lot of money and took Leonard away from his work. He has to finish a brief, have it printed, and it has to be in the state Supreme Court on Monday.
LJG at his Desk
Thursday we had Thanksgiving turkey dinner at Bishops.