Mom and Her Parents on 65th Street - Brooklyn
Doris is the only child of Sixten & Jenny. She and her mother were close, Jenny would come over and they would bond by cleaning the house together. Mom wanted me and her to do that but I hated cleaning. Sixten had a terrible problem with his drinking, it stunted their life. Sixten being a professional union painter, always painted our house, he would carry his personal brushes in a small suitcase, when rollers brushes came out Sixten looked down on them. Jenny had dementia at the end, she’d go walking in high heels at two in the morning. When Jenny died, Sixten was in the hospital, I’ll never forget the look on his face when we told him Jenny had died.