Vos viln di alte moydn?”
(What do these old maids want?)
asked the matchmaker’s Yiddish speaking parakeet.
Yetta managed to cheerfully endure life’s insults-even  those from the mouths of birds.
Already close to 40 at the time of the visit to the matchmaker, she was not actually the youngest of Eva’s sisters
as they’d made her out to be.
Pretty Ida (with better prospects)
had been brought over before Yetta.

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