Portraits of Older Workers
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Greeting me warmly in her small, cluttered office, Faye told me about growing up in Hawaii, where her father was a sugar broker. Mail arrived by ship only twice a week and there was no transatlantic phone, so the isolated child read every book she could get her hands on. "My uncles all married school teachers, so they had me in their clutches," Faye recalls, smiling at the memory.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
Irving Fields got his first break at 16, singing on “Amateur Hour,” the national radio show. He won first prize: $50 — a lot of money in 1932. “When I got back to our apartment in Brooklyn, my whole family was there, and I threw the money up in the air. Fifty one-dollar bills blowing in the air, a thrill for me,” he recalls. posted at 06:53:26 AM | permalink
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