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  •  My grandmother was a servant. (3+ / 0-)
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    She worked as a housekeeper.  Her mother was a housekeeper too; Grandma was 18 when she married her mother's employer.  They had two sons who both grew up to be factory workers and union members.  Both married, and each produced one daughter.  My cousin and I had health care thanks to our fathers' union benefits; and our parents, while definitely working-class, could save money for our college and their own retirement in part because Social Security and Medicare helped them take care of their own parents as they aged.

    My cousin married a bank clerk who worked his way up to bank president.  I went to college, with the help of an Illinois Guaranteed Student Loan, and am now an IT professional.  Both my sons went to good schools and are doing well in their professions.

    (And my great-grandmother, that first housekeeper?  She was an amazing woman, and she had an eventful and fascinating life.  I could write a book about her... maybe someday I will.)

    George W. Bush: Commit war crimes, then paint pictures. Reverse of how the other fellow did it. — billmon

    by snazzzybird on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 02:51:48 PM PST

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