Friday, March 12, 2010

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 12 — Working Girl

My mother worked part-time as a receptionist in an optometrist's office.  She likely did not have to because my father had a steady job as a carpenter on the railroad and did other carpentry jobs on the side, but my mother worked to save money to help pay for my high school and college education.   I am so grateful.  

Both of my grandmothers also worked outside the home--my paternal grandmother at Kennywood Amusement Park and my maternal grandmother worked cleaning houses for families in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh and for a school superintendent.  I'm not ashamed to say that they worked hard and how I admire them for handling their jobs and raising their children.    Neither had an easy life, but they didn't complain.  They taught by example, and I'm pleased to honor them, and my mother, with this Blog post.

1 comment:

lindalee said...

Nice to have a photo of your Mom at work and a grandmother working at I would have LOVED that having grown up in Pittsburgh.