Elaine Lindo Halle
Elaine Lindo Halle was born on February 22, 1921. She grew up in Panama City, Republic of Panama. She was educated in the United States and lived her adult life here. She Passed away on August 15, 2007.
Elaine Lindo Halle was my mother. I miss her very much. She lived in Pompano Beach the last years of her life and I was fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time with her.
When Elaine Lindo Halle was younger she used to enjoy spending her summers in Arlington, Vermont with her husband Edward Halle.
When I was a young boy we all grew up together in Kings Point, Long Island along with my brother, Peter Edward Halle.
Elaine Lindo Halle’s mother was: Helen Bletterman Lindo. Everyone called her Helen except her grandchildren, they called her Mimi. Helen Bletterman Lindo was a high fashion model who worked for Lady Duff Gordon and was once named one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world by Flo Ziegfeld. No wonder she liked having her grandchildren call her Mimi instead of Grandma.
Her father was Albert Lindo. He was a merchant in Panama City, Panama and a member of one of the oldest Jewish families in this hemisphere. He had one of the stores in downtown Panama City on Avenida Central where people bought radios and all types of cutting edge technology for those days. He also owned the newsstands at the railroad stations. Of all things, he also sold Panama hats.
Elaine Lindo Halle attended Northfield School for girls in Massachusetts. Now it is a coed institution. But in those days no boys were allowed.
She went on to attend college for a few semesters until she met and married the love of her life, Edward Halle.