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Meet Imperial Club Resident, Edna Publicker

Edna Publicker was born, January 29,1923 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York. Her mother and father were on the move and they landed on Pelham Parkway, the Bronx were they went to school. Edna went to Walton , High School For Girls and at 16 then went to Hunter College for Women. She majored in Education and Political Science. At the age of 18 Edna met her husband Sidney ( a Philadelphia boy) on a blind date. They courted for two years and when she graduated, at the age of 20 they were married. Sidney now was in the Army and training as a glider pilot. Edna followed him around for two years to Texas, Idaho, and Montana, before he was shipped overseas. Out of the Army in 1945,they settled in Levittown, Long Island and produced two wonderful children, Margot and Mark. Then they moved to Westbury ,Long Island, where their kids went to school. Edna was a Jewish mother and Margot became a lawyer and Mark a doctor. In 1952 Edna enrolled in Hofstra University and obtained a Master’s in Education (reading), she was then very lucky and obtained a fabulous position as a first grade teacher in Plainview, Long Island for 26 years. She loved every day working with the young “inquiring minds.” In 1981 Sidney and Edna both retired and moved to Florida. They traveled all over Europe and Israel and also cruised the Caribbean regularly. Their life revolved around their grandchildren and commuted to Cambridge and Pittsburgh regularly. Life didn’t run smoothly as they lost Margot to breast cancer fifteen years ago and the heartache is still there. Edna joined Brandeis Women’s Group and helped run their “used book store” for many years. Four years ago, having lost her husband, she came to live at the Imperial Club. It was and still is the best place for her and she is happy she made the move. I’m the Shamus– Friday services, a Beading Lady, a Mah Jongg player plus many other activities. Life is full. The Imperial Club is Happy to have you “Edna” in our family.

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