Three generations of working women... minding the store! Suze’s Mom Ann, a young Suze, and Grandma Goldie.
Suze on a weekend outing with Mom & Dad
Suze with her big brothers hangin’out in the neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
Suze wanted to grow up to be a waitress.
Suze was always Daddy’s Girl. Her Dad Morrie ran a popular deli in downtown Chicago
Who gave me this haircut?
OK... so I didn’t know much about fashion or finances when I was a kid.
I ended up suing Merrill Lynch-while I worked for them. Now, what I hadn’t realized at the time was that because I had sued them, they couldn’t fire me. Who knew? Months and months passed as the case proceeded, and during that time I became one of the more successful brokers in the office. Before the lawsuit made it to court, Merrill ended up settling with me. They paid me back all the money plus interest,
which allowed me to pay back all the people who had loaned me money. Whenever I tell this story, people want to know what happened to Fred. When I repaid the money, it surprised me that I didn’t hear from him. From time to time I would write or call and leave a message, but I never heard back. Then, in May of 1984, I got a letter (see beelow) from Fred, who, it turned out, had suffered a stroke-the reason I hadn’t heard from him all that time.
Fred passed away many many years ago. I’ll never forget the man who believed in me, who helped me put aside my shame and rewrite the story history handed to me.