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Professions Back Then
June 3, 2011
6:07 pm
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May 16, 2011

There weren't as many professional jobs then as there are now. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a policeman and ride around in the car with the siren. :) While I didn't grow up to be a policeman, I did become and EMT at once point in my life. My Dad was a coal miner before we moved to the farm and started farming. What did your parents do or what did you want to do when you were a kid?

June 8, 2011
10:09 pm
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April 4, 2011

My Father started out as an Accountant after the war, then was accepted and started a career as a Police Officer.  My Mother worked in a factory during the war winding condensers.  When I was younger, I remember my Mom worked in a perfume/makeup factory.  It worked out quite well, since it would slow up during the summer months and many of the factory working ladies requested to be let off during the summer so they could be home with the kids during summer vacation.  Makes you wish we could have some of those jobs now a days!     

June 9, 2011
8:11 am
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April 12, 2011

My dad was a maltsman in Scotland before the war, then he joined the Royal Navy and met my mum when his ship docked in the English port. He became a fireman, as it was called in those days, not firefighter as it's called now! He didn't consider it the glamorous job it's now made out to be.

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