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Making Connections



Love at first sight has blossomed for 55 years.

LEONARD POGER

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ZVI 011ie Posner and Harold Adler glanced
at each other at a wedding reception
about 56 years ago but didn't talk to
each other — at the time.
Then they met again that summer at a South
Haven vacation spot through one of Harold's
cousins.
One of Mollies frie4ds then tried to fix her up
with someone Mollie thought would be Harold.
Mollie and her "someone else" wound up that
night at Adler's cousin's apartment. And Harold
stopped by.
"That's the one I wanted to date," Mollie
recalled.
Mollie, then 19, and Harold, then 21, married a
year later, on Jan. 22, 1950.
Now, 55 years later, they talk about their
courtship and offer suggestions to young couples
on how to stay together.
Like his wife, Harold had no trouble recalling
their first contacts. "She looked different from the
others at the wedding," he said. "When I saw her

Feb. 23
Tracy and Mark Wein of Canton
Township are thrilled to announce the
birth of Brandon Michael (Baruch
Moshe). Sharing in the happiness are
his brother Joshua, his grandmother
Mary and his bubbie Dena. Brandon is
named in loving memory of his paternal
great-uncle Bernard and great-zayde
Morris.

Feb. 18
Abrea (Goodman) and William Smith
of Allen Park announce with much love
the birth of their daughter, Chloe
Isabella (Fayga). Welcoming Chloe
home is big brother Noah, 6. Proud
grandparents are Sandra and Michael
Goodman of West Bloomfield and
Virginia and William Smith of Florida
and great-grandmother Molly Weisz of
Southfield. Chloe is named in loving _
memory of her paternal great-grand-
mother Fanny Goodman.

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Feb. 9
Helene (Bordman) and Dan Mathisson
of Rye, N.Y., are pleased to announce
the birth of their daughter, Maya Claire

again at the apartment of her cousin, Monte
Markowitz, I took a better look. Her hair was dif-
ferent, but she looked pretty good."
Harold, retired as an industrial and commercial
painting contractor, and Mollie both grew up on
Detroit's west side and graduated from Central
High School.
They say there is a lot of give and take in their
marriage, and they have the ability to see each
other's point view. They also share interests and
give each other respect.
'And don't stay mad for too long," Mollie said.
"Marriage is a commitment we made. We're there
for each other in sickness and good health. We sup-
port each other."
The health reference reminds Harold that "I
wouldn't be alive now if it weren't for Mollie." Six
years ago, he was hospitalized for emphysema for
two months, including 5 1 /2 weeks in an intensive
care unit. She was with him constantly.
Harold and Mollie Adler
They celebrated their 55th milestone on the
anniversary date, Jan. 22, with a dinner given by
Bloomfield.
their children and spouses: Sandy Adler of
Also sharing in the celebration were grandchil-
Chicago, Barry and Lynn Adler of Farmington
dren Jared Adler and Elizabeth, Rebecca and
Hills, and Janice and Steven Traison of West
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(Leora). Welcoming Maya home are
twin big brothers David and Sam, 5,
and big brother Jonah, 2 1/2. Loving
grandparents are Pat and Stuart
Bordman of Birmingham, Dorothee
and Aaron Mathisson of Bayside, N.Y.,
and great-grandmother Dorothy
Sokoloff of West Bloomfield. Maya is
named in loving memory of maternal
great-grandfather Louis (Lable)
Sokoloff.

Jan. 18
Glenn and Lisa (Compton) Rogers of
Madison Heights announce the birth of
their daughter, Shanyn Haeley. Sharing
in their joy are grandparents Maria and
Bill Rogers of Oak Park and Bill and
Fern Compton, formerly of Oak Park
and now of Ft. Pierce, Fla. Shanyn is
named in loving memory of her mater-
nal great-grandfather Hyman
Shebowich.

Jan. 5
Julie (Topcik) and Jan Goodman of
New York City welcome with love the
birth of their son, Andrew Harrison
Goodman. Sharing their joy are excited

big sister Lauren Rose, ecstatic grand-
parents Helen and Howard Topcik of
Bloomfield Hills and Nancy and
Sheldon Goodman of Lido Beach, N.Y.
Andrew is named in loving memory of
his maternal great-grandfathers Morris
Friedman and Harry Topcik and his
paternal great-grandfather Aaron
Goodman.

Dec. 27
Marisa (Kaplan) and Hector Hernandez
of West Bloomfield announce with
much love the birth of their daughter,
Alexa Juliana (Penina). Welcoming
Alexa home are her sister Linda and
brother Manny. Proud grandparents are
Michele and David
Kaplan of Farmington
Hills, Ramonita and
Anderson Ortiz of
Puerto Rico and Gloria
and Hector Hernandez
of Pontiac. Also sharing
in their joy are great-
grandparents Goldie (Alice) Kaplan of
Farmington Hills, Faye and Lou
Damraur of West Bloomfield; and
Ramona Colon of Puerto Rico.
Alexa is named in loving memory of her

maternal great-grandfather Philip
Kaplan, maternal great-uncle Julius
"Juby" Siegal and paternal great-grand-
father Pablo Hernandez.

Dec. 26
Marci (Philko) and Steve Weingarden
are thrilled to announce the birth of
their daughter, Caitlin Ashley.
Welcoming home with hugs and kisses
is big brother Ryan, 21 months. Proud
grandparents are Shirley and Marvin
Weingarden of Farmington Hills and
Addie and Harvey Philko of Port
Huron. Caitlin is named in loving
memory of her maternal grandmother
Clara Philko, maternal grandfather
Alvin Weinstein and her paternal grand-
father Philip Higer.

Nov. 11
Marla (Pikstein) and Jack Linderman of
Hamburg lovingly announce the birth
of their son, Joshua Calvin (Shimon
Schmuel). Welcoming Joshua home is
adoring big sister Naomi. Proud grand-
parents are Daniel and Ronnie Pikstein
of Novi, Gail Mash of Orchard Lake
and Craig and Marianne Linderman of
Waterford. Also sharing in their joy are

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