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January 28, 1989 - Image 87

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-28

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Mini gift,
Maxi love


Patrice Koblin creates a special wedding
gift with a miniature replica of the
newlyweds' apartment.

13 atrice Koblin took the train
from Chicago to Detroit
to personally transport a
special wedding gift for her
sister, Elizabeth, and new brother-in-
law, Mark Leiden
"It isn't very heavy, maybe 10
pounds in all," says Patrice, "but I was
so careful holding it that the people
around me were curious. And when
I sat down, put it on my lap, and took
off the cover to check if everything
was in place, everyone was as-
When Patrice arrived at her
parents' home, Elaine and Victor
Koblin of West Bloomfield, and set the


gift on the table, the family was
"I saw a miniature replica of the
kitchen and the living room of the
apartment that the newlyweds had set
up in East Lansing," explains Elaine
Koblin, Patrice's mother. "I was
astounded! The whole thing was
maybe two-and-a-half-feet long, about
a foot-and-a-half deep and just over a
foot high. Not big at all, but it looked
so real! And everything was so small.
There was even a Chanukah recipe
book sitting between a pair of
candlesticks that looked exactly like
the ones Liz's grandmother had given
her upon her marriage. I'm not sure

These miniatures are an exact
replica of the newlyweds' first

(;len n Tr ie s

Elaine Koblin peers into the
miniature apartment created by
her daughter Patrice in honor
of the wedding of Elizabeth
Koblin and Mark Lieder.


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