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!Today is my mother's birthday though she passed away she is with us every day .*...she even helped me translate these words into English
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When my parents Victor and Sarah decided to come to Israel my grandma Gisela Seidman said :"How would she manage, she might have to wash dishes" but my mother was a super woman and knew how to overcome obstacles and survive and gave us power ,.courage and love My mother was born after 8 years of marriage to Itzhak and Gisela Seidman, a middle class Jewish family in Cairo My grandfather Itzhak Seidman was born in Dobrege . a small village near Kalia Vekia (Kishnev) Rouumania. He escaped from Roumania In order not to enlist in the Roumanian army. At the age of 18 he arrived in Egypt (after he couldn't find work in Palestine. and started working and specialising in printing and with Liskovitz opened a printing and typography business.. My grandmother Gizella with her parents (Myrlam and Marco Braunstein)had arrived in Egypt from Odessa after living in Bulgaria and Turkey From and early age she worked as a milliner to help the family income. She met Grandfather Itzhak at the age of 15 when she came to visit her sister Baske at her apartment where grandfather rented a room .She was the only one of her sisters who learned to read and write-(she studied in Istanbul-then called Constantinople-) At a German nun school) and believed in education and that's how she raised her 4 daughters. My mother liked to study and got prizes from the Scot Nun school and from Cambridge. She also excelled in her Piano lessons and got a diploma as Piano teacher From the Scala de Milano.At her last days she told me how she traveled to Alexandria for final examination by the inspectors who especially came from the Scala de Milano for the examinations. When there was a threat that Romel with the German army will get to Al Alamein, she went be trained as a nurse and for the rest of her life she used to give shots and vaccines to us and to her parents and in -laws as well and even to the neighbuors1. After her studies she worked as a secretary at the Shell company. My father Victor Hadida was a rich and handsome Jewish bachelor whom she met at the Heliopolis Sporting club .. They married at the Ashkenazy Synagogue , although there were objections from my father's Sephardic family My mother stopped working and started to drive and as she told me;:” I sent the servant to obtain my driving licence”" . The family moved to Heliopolis and that's where I and my brother were born. On November 1948 my family arrived in Israel .My mother started to work as a secretary and public relation person at Paramount and Universal films . She was a real Feminist who was forced to work by the fact that my father`s toilet paper business failed (due to the recession of the fifties) and it had to be closed. she went out working always dressed nicely with a hat and gloves. My mother was a real beauty and when my father died in 1957, she had many suitors, but at the end she chose Ezra Panner who was a charming bachelor with a great heart and turned out to be a devoted father and grandfather .who used to say that" Sivan is one in a generation" and Dolev " from an ugly duckling turned to a beautiful Swam". Ezra knew 8 languages and we had 15000 books in a 2 room apartment in Ramat Gan. He was also an excellent photographer. They both liked t to travel together, go to concerts and movies and read. Until her last days my mother had always a book near her bed and wouldn't fall asleep before reading a few pages . On Dolev and Sivan Bar Mitzvah and Batmitvah my mother invited us to travel to Europe. She was also so excited when she bought us tickets to the Phantom of the Opera from speculators and said: "what would Saba Ezra think of that??!” When we moved to Florida she missed me and the grandchildren and came to visit us even when Saba Ezra wouldn't come. She was a devoted daughter to her parents and in 1960 when they bought the Volkswagen she would take her parents and in laws for rides, When the grandmothers died she used to invite the grandfathers every Saturday for lunch and used to cook for them, When Sivan and Dolev were born she used to come after work and drive them to their lessons and she even knew how to handle our boxer Namera. When I founded Women On Line she encouraged me and was happy when I invited her to our parties and trips. When Saba died in 1991 and a few months later her workplace closed, she ,at once, lost 2 main components of her life She accepted finally my suggestion to buy an apartment in the building where we lived and moved to Raanana.. At first she cried when I took her to the Senior bridge club but till the end she had many friends and played bridge until 2 days before she died. She adapted well and volunteered in Beit Izi Shapira and Beith Levinstein for many years. At the age of 70 plus she had many suitors but she preferred to stay alone . She liked driving and even at the age of 80 she used to drive her friends to Tiberias and all over the country, Dolev and Sivan called her "MAD driver”but She even won the first place in the women car race we organized and she was already 85 !! At her 90th birthday we celebrated with family and friends. She arrived at the restaurant in Tel Aviv port in good health and clear head and elegantly dressed.. In general my mother was very courageous, wasn't afraid of operations nor treatments she even drove herself to her foot operation in Jerusalem1, While sick she was so happy when I took her out from Meir hospital because of the " Deadly virus" and especially when my brother and I smuggled her to a CT in Laniado hospital when she was hospitalized in Meir, When she fell sick with cancer we told her that she had a virus in her lungs .My mother played the part that she didn't know, though she used to read every piece of paper and surely the oncology signs when we went to tests and examinations every 3 weeks She mostly knew how to give us courage in hard times she used to say: "that when one door closes 2 will open.” She fought the cancer and died a peaceful death after she attended with us ,in her last year, Sivan's wedding, and MENDI'S Galach Alona birth (the 1st daughter of her beloved granddaughter Sivan!. I believe that she survived Her last year not only due to the biological drugs but because of her love too and that she didn't want to leave me before I found my new loves - Alona and Yuly . So as Savta mammy said a heavy door was closed on me but 2 new doors opened Alona and Yuly and they should know where their roots came from and that there was a wonderful Savta Mammy that loved and cared for us For more than 60 years my brother Solly and me were blessed to have a truthful friend and a supportive and loving without boundaries ,mother.. .Thanks also my cousin Lana Woolf for her corrections *