Ida (Chaika) (Twin with Raiza) London (Lerner) (1887 - 1965)

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Death: Died in Maryland, United States
Managed by: Philip Bronowitz
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About Ida (Chaika) (Twin with Raiza) London (Lerner)

I don't remember much about my grandmother Chaika London. I was told that she had never cut her hair. She had long gray hair. I was eleven when she died. I remember that my parents and I took her and my zaida Hyman London on drives on Sundays. My grandfather died when I was nine. I remember Chaika in the nursing home and believe she fell, broke her hip, and developed dementia. I remember visiting the nursing home (Milford Manor) a lot and pushing her up and down the hallway in her wheelchair. I remember that she had a companion who was very good to her in the nursing home. Her name was Sally Cherry. A cousin told me that both of my grandparents only spoke Yiddish---I didn't remember that. I do have a recollection of a least one Passover with my grandparents--each grandchild was given a silver dollar for the afikomen.

Shelley Chapnick Bronowitz

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Ida (Chaika) London's Timeline

1887
October 5, 1887
1911
November 9, 1911
Age 24
Baltimore, MD
1952
November, 1952
Age 65
Maryland, United States

Holloween Party

1965
September 10, 1965
Age 77
Maryland, United States
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