Schmuel says a girls dreams, like her life, should be sweet and filled with honey.
Do you think it strange, little Chaya, that I – Shmuel Abramowicz- with an arm like a tree and, as Gitl says, a head like a stone.
Shmuel admits that he is afraid of GETTING married, but not afraid of BEING married.
The milk was actually unpasteurized cream with things floating in it.
Shmuel is following the old tradition of the groom fasting before his wedding.
Thwack- the sound of the coffeepot being placed on the table.
Yitzchak gave Shmuel and Fayge two cages of chickens for their wedding.
Two little blond-haired children, no more than three or four years old. (page 39) Reuven-little boy Tzipporah-little girl
The bathroom was a privy, an outhouse, which did not have any lights.
The dress was a dark blue sailor-suit dress with white piping at the sleeves and neck, and a blue sash belt. Hannah called it a shmatte meaning rag.
Gitl put two blue velvet ribbons in Hannahs plaits. Gitl was originally going to use the ribbons on her wedding night.
Hannah felt a lot like the chickens, nervous about all the loud, strange men and laughing, chattering women. (page 44)
The girls said their fathers named Gitl, Gitl the Bear.
Shifre-..had a pale freckled face and eyelashes so light they could not be seen. It made her eyes look shifty. (pg47) Esther- And Esther was plump with rosy cheeks and a mouth that seemed to rest in a pout. She was round like an Easter egg. (pg 47) Yente- ….had a ferrety face, sharp in chin and nose, and a yellowish complexion. (pg47) Rachel- declared herself as Hannahs best friend. She had shallow breathing.
The girls were shocked that Hannah was friends with someone who had such a goyish name. When Hannah revealed that Rosemary WAS Catholic, the girls were shocked that a Jew and a Catholic were friends.