My father

My father Jak Sages was born in Bursa (1881).  He came and went to Istanbul often.  He wasn't very educated but he was an esteemed merchant.  My father's good looks were legendary.  He had good relationships with the women in his factory.  He was a tough father.  He had an authoritarian attitude with his wife and son, when it came to me, he melted down.  He was cool toward religious matters, some of the arguments he had with my mother were even about how to apply our religious traditions.  When the usher knocked on our door on Saturday morning

Sages family

This is a family picture, with my older brother, his wife and the children.  You can see my father Jak Sages, my mother Marie Sages, my husband Alert Arguete and my daughter Lucy present in this photograph too.When the children of two large families, the Abravanel's and the Sages', were married, they started living in Bursa.  I know they married in the matchmaking style.  My mother came from Salonika, my father lived in Bursa.  In Bursa, family gatherings were important.  There was a Jewish association.  Balls would take place and my mother and father p


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