The telephone rang in Mr. Landauer’s living room where Papa and he were playing cards. Mrs. Landauer answered it and called Papa to the phone. Droozy watched him with eager eyes because telephone calls were unusual in her life. Her parents did not have one of those fascinating instruments in their home like their landlord did.

          Suddenly her Papa jumped up with joy and shouted: “It’s a boy, it’s a boy!” Soon Droozy and Fanny joined him in hopping up and down with glee. Mr. Abner could not in his wildest dreams believe that his wife had given birth to a son. This child would carry on his name; thus Papa would be remembered in the hereafter.

Before dawn on the eighth day after Benjamin’s birth, Papa packed up his two daughters and drove to Fuehrt, a small town in which a Jewish hospital was located, to be present for the circumcision. It was so exciting that Droozy brimmed with glee in anticipation of seeing the new little person that had come into their lives.

It was so exciting to see Mama lying in the big hospital bed, crisp white sheets covering her, her black braids looking very dark against the gleaming snow-white pillows. Mama looked a little tired but happy as she opened her arms to her young daughters. Both girls were very curious and asked many questions about the new addition. Most of all they wanted to see him right away.

It wasn’t long before the nurse led Papa and daughters toward a nursery where many babies were lying in small baskets. The most beautiful baby of all was their little son and brother. He was round cheeked and wasn’t crying like so many of the others were. Droozy longed very much to hold him but she knew she would have to wait until Mama and Baby would come home.

Pork Dumplings
Please Don't Eat the Goldfish
Pretty Shoes
Blueberry Cake
The Garden
The Red Rabbit
The Lost Bathing Tickets
What Shall I Do?  The Double Message
Pieces of Gold
Aromas of the Sabbath
The Birth of a Brother
Green Apples
Herr Kübler
The Broken Leg
Boarding School
The American Calendar
Suse Puppe
Shirley Temple Eyes
Kristallnacht Nov. 9, 10, 11
Aunt (Tante) Mathilde
Ice Skates
The Cologne Cathedral
The Escape
A Belgian Holiday
Gas Balloons and the S. S. Washington
The Statue
A Bad Dream
A Pencil Thief
The West Virginia Hills
Ice Cream, Grieben and Baked Spaghetti
The Gypsy’s Song
Venetian Blinds
The Deaf One
Dimmed Lights
Norma Mae
The Spelling Bee
Run, Thief, Run!
The Candy Store
The Birthday Party
Deep, Shallow Waters
Red Riding Hood
Small Mama
Droozy In Love
Eskimo Pies
Apple Picking Time
Working Days
Easter Baskets
Blind Joe
Lessons Learned From Parents
About the Author