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Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 - 12:11 am:   

My parents met at Horn and Hardart in the 50s in Philadelphia. My father has passed away, but my mother always remembers her days at Horn and Hardart and how she met my father. She worked as the first black waitress for the company and is still VERY proud of that. She worked in downtown Phila and then in the Cheltenham store until it closed in the early 70s. She would take me to work with her and I would be in the back room where all the waitresses would come and check on me.

My father was a short order cook at H&H until his death in 1973.

I have been trying to find the pension for my mother for years, with no luck. If anyone can help me locate information, I and my mother would greatly appreciate it. My mom worked for Horn and Hardart from 1945 until 1974. I am not sure of the time my father worked there, but it overlaped with my moms.

You can email me at [email protected].

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