received this real, live testimonial from a former Duluth
was the only Jewish girl in my senior class at Duluth East
High School. I understand where you are coming from; I was
adopted by a Jewish family in Duluth when I was 12 years
old, and forced to live among the Lutherans in a WASPY neighborhood
of Ridgewood Road.
up in Duluth was simple and I have made some wonderful Catholic
girlfriends (all graduated from the Holy Rosary School),
but I always felt that I was out of the place. I was not
quite Scandinavian (although I sound like one when I pick
up the phone and say "HalllooooW").
could never find kanishes at grocery stores (contact Bubbles
Sigler, she works at Allen Falls clothing store and makes
the best kanishes in Duluth), fresh challahs were never
available (only by a special request at the European Bakery,
call one of the Glazeman boys), etc. I guess every day became
an identity crisis.
please don't get discouraged. You will be surprised but
there are many wonderful things that the city of Duluth