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December 15, 1989 - Image 122

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-15

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LIFESTYLES

Hal Blay and Jerold King

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PROFILE

Ruby Goldstein: Romeo Farmer

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

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NAME: Ruby Lorraine Goldstein
AGE: "Somewhere over 50."
OCCUPATION: Owner of and partner in
Hy's Cider Mill in Romeo.

RESIDENCE: Romeo. She lives on her
farm.

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FAMILY: Widow. Her late husband was
Hy Goldstein, founder of the cider mill.
Six children: Jon David, vice president
of a land development corporation in
Chicago; Jimmy, active in the family
business; Jan Renee, employed at Meijer
Thrifty Acres; Joni Wycinski, works
with Optifast in Rochester; Jay,
graduating from Western Michigan
University; Jeremy, attending WMU.
She has two grandchildren. Her sister,
Arlene Repitor, resides in Chicago,
while her brother, Robert Repitor,
resides in Troy.

EDUCATION: She was graduated from
Central High School.

ORGANIZATIONS: Annual apple orchard
convention in Grand Rapids.
FAVORITE BOOK: I mostly read
magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar
and Better Homes and Gardens.
HOBBIES: "Work. I go on the truck four
days a week."

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Having my
cider in more than 10 Meijer's stores."

PHILOSOPHY: "I believe that if people
have a certain goal, whether they are
educated or not, they can make it
happen. Your attitude is 75 percent
responsible for the way things turn out
for you."

BACKGROUND: Ruby Repitor Goldstein
grew up in Detroit on Lawrence and
Wildemere. Her father, Jack, was a car
sales manager at Dexter Chevrolet.
When her father died, her mother,
Betty, worked for the Detroit Board of
Education.
She attended the Shalom Aleichem
Hebrew School in the Dexter area as a
child. Goldstein recalls her hard-
working grandmothers as role models.
After she was graduated from high
school, she worked at Michigan Scrap
Iron and Steel on the switchboard for
eight years.
In 1955, her cousin fixed her up on
a blind date with Hy Goldstein. Within
six months, they married and moved to
Romeo, where the Goldstein family had
a farm. (Hy's parents purchased the
farm on 37 Mile Road in the 1930s).
Goldstein is very proud of the fact
that she kept a Jewish home in Romeo.
She only recalls one other Jewish
family in town, who no longer lives
there. "I carted my four sons a
minimum of 30 miles each way to make
them Jewish boys:' Her sons celebrated
their bar mitzvahs in Pontiac and Flint.
Goldstein enjoyed raising her family on
a farm. "You always know where your
kids are."
She helped her husband with his
work in the apple orchard and when he
went to Eastern Market to sell the
apples. When Hy decided to make cider,
they looked for a used press. With the
help of their son, Jim, the cider
.business is now thriving.
Goldstein is actively involved in the
business, sometimes going on the
deliveries. Last month she promoted
Hy's Cider Mill at one Meijer's store by
pouring cider for the customers.
Goldstein is very enthusiastic and proud
of her business. She constantly asks
strangers if they have tried her cider
and always wears her good luck charms
— an apple core necklace and a cider
jug with diamonds.
Goldstein enjoys life in Romeo and
did not feel any hardship in being the
only Jewish family in town. "We as
Jews might have to make more of an
effort, but once you make the effort,
then people are friendly. - The most
important thing in life is how you treat
other people?'

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