Tribute to Rhoda Eyth

 

Rhoda Eyth

 

Brooklyn, NY

 

White

 

Jack Berman

 

Anna Pollack

 

Herbert Eyth

 

Joan Kahn, Lois Byalick

 

Pearl Viciedo, Selna Ginsberg

 

Graduated from Lincoln HS in Brooklyn NY in January 1938

 

Her awards are not the tangible ones that you see hanging on people's walls. Her honors are the love and respect of those who know her.

 

Her interests always centered around her home and her family

 

She studied to become a braillist and produced many volumes of Braille books for people to enjoy. She was always busy every summer working on textbooks for blind school children so they would be ready for September.

 

Rhoda is a wonderful grandmother, much loved by her 6 grandchildren. My sister and I learned the fine art of grandparenting from watching our parents with our children. Thank you for that gift. She is now a wonderful great-grandmother as well.

My mother Rhoda Eyth will never be written about in history books. She is not a movie star or a Nobel prize winner. Her's is not a life that inspires TV movies. Her's is simply a life well-lived. She grew up in a home that didn't always provide the safety and stability that children need, but managed to grow up sane and strong. When she was 14 she met my father, playing ball in the schoolyard. It took courage to maintain this relationship, as they are from different religious backgrounds (Good Grief!!)When WW II started my father enlisted in the Army. She went to SC where he was stationed to marry him. She was one of those strong women who carried on at home while her husband went to war. She always made due, never asking for much. She provided the safe, stable home for her children that she never had.