May 25, 2000
Post #1131 – 20000525
Dear Daniel Pinkwater,
As it turns out, there are other Pinkwaters lurking out there. I for one, am a Pinkwater on my mother’s side of the family. My mom is a Pinkwater, originally from Warsaw, Poland. Who knew we were originally from Virginia? Now I can tell my sons that their ancestors were hanging around with the founding fathers. It may not be the Mayflower, but it’s something.
Actually, I have been told by my mother that your father, Phillip, visited her in the hospital when I was born. I think that was the first and last time she saw him. He brought her a wicker sewing box that she still has. My mom was introduced to quite a few family members when she came to America after WWII, the assumption being she was related because she was a Pinkwasser from Poland. Makes perfect sense to me. She tells me about some “cousins’ club” that I am sure would have supplied you with a plethera of material for your books.
Thank you for the (sort of) official family history page. Our family has enjoyed it.
Annette (Pinkwater) Kaye
So interesting! Especially in light of the fact that my father was born in Kingston Jamaica, and was a tall, well-spoken black man who had never been to Warsaw, and had a mortal dread of wicker baskets. There are so many questions we'll never know the answers to--and others we may never ask.