When I was seven, in 1926, my oldest sister, Josephine had a big wedding in a Temple in Detroit. Josephine, I am told, had beautiful blonde hair and was very pretty and vivacious. After high school she had attended a business school. Before the wedding there was a large outdoor party and our front yard was strung with Japanese Lanterns and a chicken dinner was served. Mother’s parents had emigrated by that time and were living with us. Grandfather was in charge of making sure the chickens were killed and prepared according to the Kosher rules, since Father’s butcher shop was not Kosher. My cousin, Lillian Greenhut and I were flower girls at the wedding. Frieda, Bertha, Gretchen and the groom’s sister were Bridesmaids and each of them were paired off with a tuxedo garbed gentleman Usher. Popular music was played. Lillian and I danced the Charleston. After the wedding, Josephine and her new husband, Sam Kazdan, left for California.
It just occurred to me this Lillian Greenhut is my husband’s Aunt Lillian, not my mother-in-law Lillian. Aunt Lillian grew up in Detroit. She was sister to Fred and Leonard Greenhut. The family attended B’Nai Moshe (some of the children and grandchildren and great grandchildren still do!). Lillian Greenhut passed a number of years ago, after moving from CA to MI. I am sorry for the confusion.