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An Interview with Sid & Esther Gillman

sid and esther gillmanI was fortunate to become friendly with Sid and Esther Gillman during their last few years in San Diego.  After writing my thesis on Sid, I continued to interview him, though I had no set purpose for the information.  He and Esther were simply nice people who had lived long and interesting lives.  The following interview took place on our last visit together, on June 25, 2001.    I had come prepared to talk about life before the AFL.  The research Gods had smiled down upon me, and during a random eBay search, I had found and purchased Sid’s high school yearbooks.  I had picked up one of his Ohio State yearbooks earlier, and brought that with me as well.  read more