My father just emailed me,

I’m still unpacking boxes of stuff we moved, just came across the Wedding Reception menu for Granma Lucy’s marriage to your Greatgrandfather, Abraham Mendelson, in 1917, at the Schary Manor in Newark. Some menu highlights:

Fish: Etlifeg fish (???????)

Soup: Noodles and Marrow

Entrée: Ox tongue

Roast: Egyptian Capon

The dessert selection includes White Rock (?????) and Perfecto Corona Cigars

Sorry to have missed it!


Etlifeg is gefilte spelled backwards. Why would they spell gefilte backwards? Was it considered, I don't know, classier? Wasn't there a trend a while back in England to spell girls' names backwards?

Also, what is white rock?
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