May 21, 2012
Dear Family and Friends,
The plaque on the wall reads “Estudio Contable, Ema Jaffi de Kohan, Contadora Publica National.
After almost two weeks in the “deep freeze” of Patagonia, I wander about this lovely city with its spring-like weather (actually, right now it’s late fall). This city of about 500,000 is known as “Salta la Linda” – Salta the Beautiful.
I find the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Francis, and the Monastery. Orange trees line the residential streets. I photograph the preserved colonial homes and offices with their ornaments and pastel walls. I stroll through the Plaza of the Ninth of July where the kids are enjoying the mild temperatures. And by accident, I find that brass plaque affixed to the wall of a narrow street.
I normally think of the surname Jaffe as a possible Jewish name. But, Kohan? A possibility.