Circa 1950's- to the the late 1960's Jewish woman of that era in America, Basically New York had to have a mink stole .
No self resepctingJewish Woman was without one..................
what were talking about is lower income Jewish woman whose husbands maybe brought
home $100 a week if they put in 10 hrs of overtime if they were lucky. Everything was sacaficed so that they can ware a mink stole , for example, maybe their children's denatl work. a summer vacation, a better apartment
everything had to go for a stole.the Jewish woman had to maybe ware it once a year to be seen and pretend ''wealthy
status''.and utter the words Who Ha,look at me who ha . that along with Mah Jong is a passing item in Jewish history, My own mother sacrificed getting braces for my buck teeth , it was more important for her to ware that stole once a year . maybe 3 times total in her life and utter at the top of her lungs Who Ha look at me .how sad , but every one of the lower income New York Jews ,Knows what I"m talking about.My mother passed away a few years back
and I found her mink stole , I gave it to my niece (granddaughter) she wares it on Halloween.little does she know or comprehend that that stole is a part of American Jewish History.