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September 02, 1994 - Image 131

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-09-02

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daughter, 22-year-old Vicki
Becharas, recently graduated Al-
bion College in teaching English
and is hostess and cashier ... Son
Bill, 20, does prep cooking at the
Gallery Restaurant and assists
in training secondary kitchen
help ... Debbie's son, 26-year-old
Nick Gdissis, is a Gallery Restau-
rant cook, and Helen's 21-year-
old son, Bill Gerazounis, a prep
Family members and senior
help maintain the cleanliness of
walls and their valuable artistic
People have many times tried
to buy pieces of Stefan's collec-
tion, but they have no price ...
Things like his Beethoven music
sheets in frames, Oriental silk
originals in frames, collector
lamps, brass candle holders like
the ones your grandmother may
have used on the Sabbath,
stained glass, porcelain figurines,
figurehead from the bow of a
ship, hand-painted framed
Limoge crests, fine China, hand-
painted silks with inlaid pearl

Cleanliness and
inexpensive good
food are

frames, gold leaf frames, hand-
painted French tiles, hand-paint-
ed pure silks, etc.
The Gallery looks out from six
draped windows onto the Bloom-
field Plaza mall area ... Its en-
trance is very quaint also,
shingled like a little house.
Cleanliness is such a major
strongpoint that scores range in
the 90s with the Oakland Coun-
ty Health Department ... Being
a seven-day operation is impor-
tant, too ... so many people want
to see those walls ... It is open
Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9:30
p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9
The Gallery is among the
most beautiful, low-priced restau-
rants around ... tastefully de-
signed with paintings and
artifacts that include its trade-
mark, a Russian samovar with
Tiffany lamp shade above.
Stefan Becharas with his Yid-
dish expressions is a choice inch-
vidual ... The Gallery restaurant
has an art collection people
should see ... Its food, low prices
and family-operated, devoted at-
tentiveness are inviting ... Put
them together and you have a
most desirable combination.
CONGRATS ... to Jessica
Gutman ... on her big second
birthday ... She is the daughter
of Harvey and Diane Gutman.
DISA `N. DATA ... Don't for-
get to reserve for David Syme on
the supper club keyboard at Ar-

riva Italia on 12 Mile between
Mound and Van Dyke, Sept. 18,
6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show,
$29.95 (810-573-8100) ... New
name at former site of Kabob
Grill on Southfield and 12 1/2
Mile is La Chicken, but still Mid-
Eastern food ... Modem Deli on
Greenfield and 10 Mile is closed
... Don't believe the rumors about
Pickle Barrel Deli ... It went
Chapter 11 for a "breathing
spell," not to close its doors on 12
and Evergreen.
REUNION DEPT ... 30th by
Kennedy Elementary in South-
field is Sept. 30 ... Parents, stu-
dents and staff are being sought,
says Shirley Weingarden of the
get-together committee ...
School's voice mail is 746-8950,
ext. 4140.
ERRATA, TYPO, Etc. Dept.
... No, Barry Rogow hasn't
changed his mind ... April bride-
to-be is still Jody, not Judy ...
Boy, how one letter can create
such a commotion!
Detroiter now living in North
Hills, California, reminds us
about the wonderful poem on
Hank Greenberg, written by
Edgar A. Guest in a 1935 issue
of the Detroit News:

The Irish didn't like it when
they heard of Greenberg's fame
For they thought a good first
baseman should possess an Irish
And the Murphys and Mul-
rooneys said they never dreamed
they'd see
A Jewish boy from Bronxville
out where Casey used to be.
In the early days of April not a
Dugan tipped his hat
Or prayed to see a "double"
when Hank Greenberg came to

In July the Irish wondered
where he'd ever learned to play ...
"He makes me think of Casey!"
old man Murphy dared to say;
And with 57 doubles and a
score of homers made,
The respect they had for Green-
berg was being openly
But on the Jewish New Year
when Hank Greenberg came to
And made two home runs off
Pitcher Rhodes ... they cheered-
like mad for that.

Came Yom Kippur . . . holy fast
day world wide to the Jew ...
And Hank Greenberg to his
teaching and the old tradition
Spent the day among his peo-
ple and he didn't come to play.
Said Murphy to Mulrooney
'e shall lose the game today!
We shall miss him in the in-
field and shall miss him at the
But he's true to his religion ..
and I honor him /or that!" 0

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