My First Job

I was barely 16 when I started.

Keen to earn my own money, I was thrilled when Miss Mary McGowan, head filing clerk of Eastman Dillon, hired me to be one of her bevy of girls — all Irish Catholics —
except for me, the supposed Italian.

Well, I didn’t see the need to tell her I was Jewish, especially since she didn’t ask, nor did anyone else, and so I went about doing my tedious job and…



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