All in First Job

We got up at 6:00 a.m., shoveled for half an hour, went to 6:45 a.m. Mass with my mother at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church two blocks away, came home, shoveled the rest of the snow, ate breakfast, went to school. By that time, it was light out.

it was like chores, but in the clinic where I’d had penicillin shots, where Mom took people’s blood, where Mrs. Norrell wore a white nursing cap, white dress, white stockings, white shoes showed my brother and I boxes of paper clips and rubber bands and said we could have what we could use.