Shoshana Rubenstein with Sidney Leib: "
w aiting for.
"Anything good is worth
dren's activities, grateful to be part of
He has been our pillar during
every illness and calamity — so
patient, positive, persistent. His
advice always has been to be a
good soul and loving, and never go
to bed angry. The kindness will
lead to warm relationships and
help to make the world a better
I can only hope and pray that
our children will be the type of
parent he has always been, and
that I can follow suit in his gen-
Sat & Sun • June 18 & 19, 2005
10am - 5pm
— Shoshana Rubenstein
• Perhaps the story of my precious
dad, Sidney Leib, will offer hope to
• The best lesson I learned from my
single and widowed mothers.
Moshe Rubenstein, is to be a
My biological father left my brother,
I knew my family was differ-
sister and me when we were young
up, but I did not know or
children. Although he was brilliant
and gifted, he was also very troubled.
At times, I resented what I was and
He provided neither emotional nor
that I was different. I was a first-gener-
financial support. I haven't seen him
ation American who did not under-
stand what my father went through to
Our dear mother wondered if there
give me the life I was living.
would ever be a man who could love
My father survived the unthinkable.
her and us enough to nurture us in a
watched, at a very young age, his
loving, warm and caring environment.
family being taken away. From
Mom was beautiful and kind, but had
that moment, he was all alone. He hid
many health issues, three little chil-
in the woods and relied on only him-
dren and no financial means.
self. He escaped when he thought best
Eventually, when Mom started going
and relied on only his instinct.
out, the new men adored her, but
Only knowing my father's story now,
were not interested in taking on a
an adult, I understand why my family
family. Several years
is different. I am proud of who
and what my
The old saying
father is. I
"Anything good is
come from a
worth waiting for"
father who is a
became our reality.
Sidney Leib was
raising his son,
Ron, on his own,
I told him
when he met my
once I could
never have sur-
It didn't take
long before they
were deeply in
love. He not
us, he was .
the same, because
Nock andfizmi(y with
you are a survivor
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taking us into
When life gets hard
Each day, even
it seems like there
now, he tells us he loves us and
things I cannot
adores us. We were all raised together
overcome, I think of my father. I will
in a charitable and peaceful home.
Sidney is our gift — our daily lesson survive this moment.
My father survived the unthinkable to
on love. He's an amazing grandfather,
give me life and for me to follow in his
so excited about building model boats,
footsteps: to survive.
feeding ducks or attending all the
— Hannah Novick
functions. He has attended 100 per-
cent of all his children's and grandchil-
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