March 12 - Working Girl: Did your mother or grandmother work outside the home? What did she do? Describe her occupation.
I chose my grandmother Edna for this prompt, not because she's the only one who worked (EVERY woman in my family worked), but because I have a photo of her at the job she held in the late 40s, early 1950s. Grandma worked at the Leland Pharmacy in Montgomery County Maryland, behind the counter serving customers lunch, ice cream and coffee. Later in life Grandma worked at various electronic companies in the assembly department, and in her late years she worked at a local Denny's near her home serving coffee - a job she really enjoyed for it's social aspect. Grandma loved being around other people.
Here's a photo of Leland Pharmacy from the street. This photo was dated 1949.
This photo shows Grandma working behind the counter with another employee (name unknown)
Grandma is in the background of this photo (below the pipe displays). I included it because it's such a cool photograph of the place. According to the note on this one, the lady facing the camera is Donna Collins.