Category Archives: Zagon

Motherhood in Another Era: Life before Antibiotics

My cousin Bob Fitterman has written a fascinating account of the tribulations that my great great grandmother Rebecca Steinreich Maltz and great grandmother Fannie Maltz Zagon encountered when raising their large families: http://stories.theplanetzagon.com/150 The effects of medical progress are certainly evident from … Continue reading

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Grandma Fannie’s Afghans (Guest Post by Mindy Fitterman)

Editor’s note: This guest post, contributed by Mindy Fitterman, my first cousin once removed on my mother’s father’s side, is about my great grandmother and Mindy’s grandmother Fannie Maltz Zagon (1888–1972). It’s probably my earliest textile memory: considerable weight, the … Continue reading

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For TBT: A Bunch of Roses

This week I was surprised to learn from my Great Aunt Edy that my maternal grandmother Ruth’s original name was Rose Marie, but that her mother decided to change it early in my grandmother’s life to Ruth Margaret. This struck … Continue reading

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