By Shaindel Sussman
My cousin’s name was Toby but she was called by her English name, Tesy Greenfeld. When we came to America, with HIAS, she was already living in the Bronx. She was good, soft spoken, never insulted anyone. She used to come to visit us every day. One day she came with a suitcase full of baby clothes. They weren’t new, but looked new – in excellent condition. When Mother’s Day came, my older son and I went to visit her in the Bronx. Later she moved to Manhattan.
When I and my sister-in-law needed some advice we always turned to her. She was like a mother to us. We missed our own mothers very much. As young wives and young mothers we often needed someone to speak to and she was always there for us. It has been many years since she passed away. I still miss her. She was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.