Blog header image – 3 Boys including Pappy

In the center of this photo is Lynton “Pappy” Scharff (1897-1985). He is pictured with two cousins in Germany at the time Pappy was sent there to study and become Bar Mitvah. His mother had just passed away 5 April 1909 of tuberculosis in an El Paso, Tx. sanitarium. There may have been no Jewish community near Welsh, Louisiana to enable him to have become Bar Mitzvah.

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Pappy (center) circa 1909-1910

Pappy (center) circa 1909-1910

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