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Category: Translation - Hungarian
Approval Date: 6/26/2013 4:22 PM
Family Surname: Rottman
Country: Hungary
Date of Image: 1956
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I would like a full translation of a letter written to my grandparents, Samu and Sarah Rottman from Juda Frenkel. The letter originated from Israel.

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7/3/2013 1:04 AM This one has the difficulty of a right-hand margin that's cut off under the flap, but it actually uses sentences and punctuation.

It's addressed to Aunt Sarah and Uncle Samu, and starts off with embarrassed apology for a late reply, and a long-winded explanation of how if one doesn't do something right away, it's very easy to lose track entirely. Then there are excuses of feeling poorly, having caught a draft at Rosh Hoshannah services, and of work piling up. There's an offhand comment that Juda is also a bad writer. Then it starts talking about a visit to Israel by Aunt Sarah and Uncle Samu, and makes an offer of lodgings, with a discussion about the adequacy of the kitchen, with its gas stove on which both people/families can cook. It says that Juda will meet them at the airport when they come. Then it says that they're all looking forward to the visit and to finally getting to know each other in person. The last bit is a discussion of the weather, with finally a bit of rain, much welcomed by agriculture.
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