Droozy loved to eat. She had many favorite foods. Sometimes Mama would fry spaghetti for dinner. She would place the long strands of cooked dough into a large pan of chicken fat and let them bake in the oven until they were a golden brown. How delicious they tasted as the children crunched on this scrumptious dish. Grieben were an equally favorite treat. They were pieces of chicken, duck or goose skin which had been baked to a crisp.

Ice cream was a treat that had no seasons. Droozy would eat it at any time of the year. It was usually brought out at birthday times or during the summer when it was very hot outside. The cones were Droozy’s favorites. There were long cones shaped like pointed hats, there were those that were shaped like sail boats and those with square bottoms. When she first came to America she could buy a double dip cone for five cents. That was a lot of money then and ice cream cones were a very special treat. There were so many different flavors to choose from that hard decisions had to be made. Droozy usually walked away with one scoop of strawberry and one of nut ice cream. She would enjoy every delicious lick. It was especially fun when she was accompanied by her mother or a girlfriend and they would take a walk together while enjoying their treat.

Potato chips and soda pop were a fun food that Droozy and her young brother would share whenever Droozy had earned a little money. Potato chips were a strictly American food that she had not seen in Germany.

Droozy often thought back of her last year in Breslau, before the Escape, when her aunt Mathilde hid food to ascertain that the family would not starve in days or weeks to come. Food was scarce and the Jewish people were able to buy very little. The hard boiled eggs that had been stashed away were often weeks old before they were eaten. They smelled so bad of sulphur that it was almost impossible to swallow them without holding one’s breath. The plentiful good things to eat that were there for Droozy and her family in America were unimagined before they entered their adopted country.

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