Thursday, June 18, 2015

5 & 10

In 1943, after graduating high school, Mom worked at G.C.Murphys in Piedmont, WV.  She was paid $11 a week to work 9-5, Monday thru Friday, then 9-9 on Saturday.  Mom worked the candy counter, but since it was war time, the only candy available was hard tack.  They had boxed cakes in a display case.  On Friday, there was a delivery of chewing gum-5 cases with 144 packs per case.  On Saturday, Mom had 2 helpers as everyone wanted chewing gum at 5 cents per pack.  Most of the time the gum was "Black Jack".  Mom was allowed to give the crumbs from the cakes to the kids who lived out back of the store.  Her favorite little boy was Paul, who was about 7 or 8.  After this job, Mom went to Akron to build airplanes.

7 comments:

Micupoftea said...

Fascinating- what a treasure to have this info and photo! Nice page :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice LO

Charlotte Brochu said...

What great information to have about your Mom and you've done a wonderful layout to document that!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome story :) love how you told the story. your page is amazing:)

Trish said...

Wow an amazing story and LO...awesome !

Heather Landry said...

I just LOVE how you tell the wonderful stories of your family through your pages. Beautifully scrapped!

Tracey said...

What a wonderful story...beautifully scrapped!