Letter to Polya from Tsillie
February 7, 1914
Kishinev to Paris
Rue Vieille du Temple 41
[It appears that Aron addressed the envelope for Tsillie.]
Mom is at home again. The thing is that she has to take x-rays and came here for advice because it is expensive. They asked 180 rubles for three sessions and three months after she has to repeat them and pay 200 rubles. Upon arrival to Kishinev she went to Steinberg but he refused to talk to her because he is afraid. Remember her hysteria? So I don’t know who is going to provide her with the x-rays. Please tell the uncle that there is nothing to be worried about. Generally she feels okay. Polinka, you asked for the address of Sarah Izner. It used to Jacoblevskaya Street. And is now 12 Petropavlovskaya for Sarah Izner, Kishinev. She is upset. You probably wrote to Aron and asked him for her address so he sent the address to you and she wanted to know how many times should I give an address to her to receive a letter? We received a letter from Israel, and he is writing that everything is bad in America, but really he got a job and doesn’t need any money and sends greetings to you. It was funny that Alina wanted to send some money to Israel to come to him. The other day I received a letter from Huma. It’s really bad there. There is no job, and she needs to work because Avram goes to the university. But now she has found a job and somehow she manages to go to the evening school. She also is taking French, but the tuition is really high at the university. Dear Polinka, forgive me, but I can’t notice any mood of Aron. I rarely go to the store and if I go there for only two or three minutes, it’s not enough to notice anything, and finally I don’t want to make any eye contact. What is he writing to you about me? Anyway, there is nothing new. You know about me. You’ll sell the mistakes and get rich? Greetings from Berkovich and Orjahovsky, Sarah, Rebecca, Izner, and others. I almost forgot. I have been quiet with him but he wanted me to show the place in the greeting. Well, well, such a great thing. I imagine his reaction. I kiss you. I kiss my pestunchick. What happened to your nurse? Did he disappear? Kiss Nina, Roza, and my greetings to Sonia. I kiss you one more time.