Something else – by Heart

It’s not food but can you blame me? My dad recently had some old family footage transferred and he gave it to me to play with. I found this, cut it together, found this song(!) and voila. I had to share it here. It’s not cooking by heart, but it’s certainly from the heart. The comedian and dancer is my paternal grandmother’s sister’s daughter, Ruthie (Pearl’s sister Ettie’s daughter). I think that makes her my second cousin. This silly strip tease captures a certain humor of my family, and of its era. The footage was shot in the early 50s when Ruthie’s husband Abe Mazlish got a camera and fooled around shooting 8mm footage of family occasions and vacations to Atlantic City or the Jersey shore. Ruthie is in her 90s now and lives, as she always has, in New Jersey.

More cooking, playing and creating by heart to come.

2 thoughts on “Something else – by Heart

  1. Wow! I remember Ruthie and Abe. This footage is amazing and helps me learn about their humor!
    My grandfather, Louis Mazlish, came from Poland and lived with Abe in Brooklyn.
    Abe was Louis’ fathers’ brother.
    Ruthie and Abe came to my wedding in 1990.
    My mother was married to Louis’ son, Robert. She (Elaine Mazlish) is the author of many parenting books.

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