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Did you have any jobs as a child?
May 22, 2011
1:27 pm
empirestate
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Did any of you have jobs as a child in the 40s? Or did you have relatives who were involved with it?

I never had a job because my family was treated very well during the war effort.

May 23, 2011
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FlorrieMay
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I was too young in the forties but my husband worked as a boy, on the Clyde fishing for salmon and on the farm where his father worked. He could drive a tractor at the age of 10!

May 23, 2011
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I spit kindling wood and sold it to the neighbors and many, many other odd jobs. I helped out on my Grandfather's farm as well and learned to drive the tractor around the age of 10 too, FlorrieMay. We milked cows at 4am because the dairy truck came to pick up the milk around 6.

May 24, 2011
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My dad always tells us stories about how he helped his mother tender their small store. My granny made homemade goods to be sold, so my dad also gave her a hand. Technically, it wasn't really a job but my dad did receive some monetary incentives from his mom, which he used to buy some stuff.

May 28, 2011
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My grandmother helped around the house and did some of the work outside. She helped a lot with her brothers and sisters too. She told me that when her little brother died all the children in the family had to work on another family's farm to afford the burial they said they would provide. It was difficult work but it was worth it to them to be able to bury the baby.

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