This is an updated version of my post from 2011.
|My mother in DC in 1951|
I discovered a newspaper article in the Chester Times from 1949 that said my mother was one of 53 students on the honor roll at Goldey College. The article stated that she was cited for outstanding performances in the aeronautical secretarial course. When I asked her about the course she pulled out a picture I'd never seen before.
The Goldey graduates of the aeronautical secretarial course were treated to a trip to New York City sponsored by Eastern Airlines! My mother is the 4th from the left. I'm sure a good time was had by all! They certainly were dressed up for the occasion.
My maternal grandmother Edna Willis worked in a factory as a seamstress, along with a couple of her sisters. They had moved from Maryland to Lansdale, PA to find jobs and she met my grandfather while working at the factory. According to the 1930 census, my paternal grandmother Anna Lee Pulskamp was working as a secretary for the Farm Bureau in Ohio at the age of 19.
Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.