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Wanda Pruner
Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 7:17 pm:   

My grandma Wanda worked at the automat. I actually inherited a program of the "H & H 5th Annual Spring Dance of 1938" at the Commadore Hotel May 28. H & H EMP. Relief Assn'n. I've heard so many stories of that place in my lifetime. She ended being a meat carver before she left. Apparently that was "wow" there.
Posted on Sunday, July 05, 2009 - 10:42 pm:   

I worked one summer in Horn and Hardart's near Reading Terminal in Philly. At that time there were a number of Ukranian women working there and it was fun to learn the basic greetings that I still recall. My shift started at 4:00 p.m. and finished at 1:00 a.m. A notable fringe benefit allowed us to eat as much as we wanted with minor restrictions. After a ride on the Frankford "El" I arrived at 5th and Market and had the first meal before work, then had one at each of the two breaks we were allowed. After work at 1:00 a.m. many of us lingered and enjoyed yet another before riding the "El" home only to sleep and awaken well after noon to repeat the cycle.

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