Grandparents' Life Together
The Soloveychik Family
Mendel
Emma
Travels
100

How did Emma and Mendel meet?

At the local dance-in-the-park.

100

How many Soloveychiks are there in our family?

13.

100

What was Mendel's first language?

Yiddish.

100

How many siblings does Emma have?

Two.

100

What is the farthest U.S. state (from Illinois) that Mendel and Emma have visited?

Alaska.

200

How old were Mendel and Emma when they met?

18 & 19 years old.

200

How many of their children's & grandchildren's Bar/Bat Mitzvahs & weddings have Mendel and Emma attended (so far)?

7.

200
In which city was Mendel born?

Kaunus, Lithuania.

200

What is Emma's favorite way to care for her grandchildren?

To feed them.

200

How many foreign countries did Emma & Mendel visit while living in the Soviet Union?

Four.
300

The legal wait time to get married was 3 months. What time did Emma arrange with the officials instead?

4 days.

300

How many languages do the Soloveychiks speak?

Four (Russian, English, Hebrew, Yiddish).
300
In how many continents has Mendel lived?
Three.
300

How old was Emma when she became a grandma?

51.

300

What was Mendel and Emma's first trip abroad?

Czechoslovakia.

400

For how many years did Mendel & Emma know each other before they got married?

5 years.

400

In how many cities have Emma, Mendel, and their children lived in together?

Two.

400

What was Mendel's first car?

A Chevrolet Corsica.
400
Name three of Emma's hobbies.

Cooking/baking, drawing, sewing, dried flower art.

400

What year did they first see Lake Michigan?

1993.

500

Where was their Chuppah?

Orsha.

500

How many people were at Mendel and Emma's wedding?

40 people.

500

How many colleges did Mendel attend?

Three.

500

What year did Emma move to Kuibyshev?

1962.

500

How many cruises have Emma and Mendel been on?

We think four.

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