The support of a loving family, and especially by Eli, a loving devoted brother without whom I could not have survived a life built on lies ,deceit and greed.. He was my anchor and in many ways changed my life.In 1943 I married an American soldier while I was serving in the Royal air forcer. He was taken Prisoner of War and eventually returned to the United States. 3 years later in 1946 I arrived in the States with the first shipment of War Brides. We were ecstatically happy .In my sixth month of pregnancy my life was in jeopardy because of peritonitis, but with a good surgical team we both survived. Nine weeks later my first child was born and adored by my husband However, two years and six months later my second child was born and when she was six months old, my world came crashing down on me. My husband disappeared for five years.Like my immediate family, my beloved father in law also played a big part in my life.My second marriage to my husband who after three years betrayed me once moreMy dancing career, my lovers , my loss of seven siblings .The torture I endured inwardly , and my smiling face belying my true feelingsFinally, with the guidance, love and support from my brother Eli who took me under his wings showed me the world of poverty, sickness and death ,love and hate. As my future 87the birthday approaches, I consider myself lucky and happy.
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