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Women Worked Too!

[Originally posted on YourIslandRoutes.com.  Reposted for Fearless Females–Women’s History Month, March 12th: Working Girl] After piling over my research notes for the last 10 or more years, I’ve come to the conclusion that women worked much earlier than movies, television, and books lead us to believe. While many joined the work force during the depression… Continue reading Women Worked Too!

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Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

(Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Day 10: Gifts) As I wrote about my doll, Tippy Toes, for the Smile for the Camera Edition #19, I thought I’d bring back my story about Grandma’s pajamas.  Though the pajamas weren’t necessarily my favorite gifts to receive (what five year old dreams of pajamas?), but they do bring… Continue reading Advent Calendar: The Lost Pajamas

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Advent Calendar: Snowflakes in the Bay Area

(Day 9 of the Advent Calender of Christmas Memories:  Grab Bag) At my first job with the County Library system, I worked with a elderly woman.  She was all business, no play–very serious.  She was a former member of the military who took everything seriously. You can imagine my surprise when I learned a week… Continue reading Advent Calendar: Snowflakes in the Bay Area

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Christmas Morning–Breakfast

(This is day two of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories…Holiday Foods) Ever since I was wee child my family had a tradition. After all the stockings were emptied and the presents unwrapped, we’d sit down for Christmas breakfast. This included bacon, eggs cooked in several ways, toast, and because of my Mom’s Portuguese roots, linguinca.… Continue reading Christmas Morning–Breakfast