The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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This story is important to my grandmother because she loves talking about the job she had. Back in the 50s it was not common for women to be working and making money for the family. My Nanny was a young, working mother and wife. Being self-sufficient and productive plays a significant role in my Nanny's life and having this job allowed her to do so.

Betty looked out the window and the snow and wind was whipping violently against her glass windows. It is 8:25 am and Betty was getting ready to catch her trolley to work. She is working a small desk job at an accounting firm in Philadelphia that she feels blessed to have. She scurried around the house picking up all of her belongings, flinging her scarf around her neck, hat on her head, and coat around her body. She rushes out of the house to find that there was already about 8 inches of snow on the ground. Her walk to the train stop was about a mile so she knew she this trek was not going to be enjoyable.

As she made her way down the street the snow quickly became thicker, and heavier. The entire way Betty used all the effort she had in each step she took, pulling her feet forward from the depths of the heavy weighted snow. When she arrived to her stop, she discovered that her usual acquaintances were not present today. She was determined to get to work. She sat on the bench, tightened her scarf, and hugged herself with her arms trying to keep warm as the snow whipped her in the face.

Betty stood and waited for over an hour with freezing toes and a rosy nose. She finally realized that the trolley must have been shut down today due to the weather. She grabbed her purse that was halfway buried in the snow and and made her way to her cozy home.

The Storm

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1958
Newtown Square, PA

This story is important to my grandmother because she loves talking about the job she had. Back in the 50s it was not common for women to be working and making money for the family. My Nanny was a young, working mother and wife. Being self-sufficient and productive plays a significant role in my Nanny's life and having this job allowed her to do so.

Decade: 1950s
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Recorded by brynn thiel on December 7, 2018
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