Re: The Providence pugilist (Nov. 24)


Dear Geraldine,

Why Young Montreal?” Your delightful article brought great pleasure to Monty’s daughter (my 90-year-old mother) and Monty’s grandchildren, including me, and it found its way to us all over the country. Thank you!

We’re all curious about what made you write Monty’s story – since living it was the backdrop of our childhood. He was an amateur magician when he wasn’t in the ring, and he pulled enough quarters out of my ear to make me feel rich.

Nancy Horvitz Bachrach 

New York, NY

Geraldine Foster replies: I chose to write about Young Montreal because the column I write for The Voice has to do with the history of the Jews in RI, and Morris was certainly a part – an interesting part of – our shared history.