Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sepia Saturday 206: Two ladies on the line



Two ladies on an assembly line? First thought: The dark haired woman resembles my grandmother. Second thought: The line is moving too slowly. The delicately extended finger on the light haired lady and the serene expression on her face leads me to think somebody needs to crank up the speed on that conveyor. 

For more information on conveyor belt speed and productivity, watch my personal standard of excellence: Lucy and Ethel wrapping chocolates in a candy factory. Click on the link for the
priceless video. 



  Lucy and Ethel

Note the lack of pinkie finger extensions. And don't you love the supervisor? 

Here's my maternal grandmother Pulcherie Fortier, who looks a little like the assembly line lady. 


Fishing was one of her favorite hobbies and she fished until she was very old. She lived to be 100 and fishing may have contributed to her longevity. 


Convey yourself over to Sepia Saturday for more stories about aprons, permanent waves and family photo treasures. 













14 comments:

  1. Ah the old Lucy programmes, memories of my childhood. Thanks for the clip. Oh and yes please - speed up that belt a little.

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  2. I'd forgotten how funny Lucy could be. A good choice to fit the photo.

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  3. A very entertaining post"!

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  4. Good for Lucy and Ethel!

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  5. Funny video! That reminded me that when I was working for a temporary agency many years ago, I ended up packing candy one time.

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  6. Lived to 100? Guess I'll get my old fishing rod out...

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    1. Use worms. She did - maybe that's the long life secret.

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  7. What a creative take on this week's challenge!! I love that Lucy episode.

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  8. Pulcherie Fortier. I love saying her name. Her fishing photo looks so peaceful.

    Hazel

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  9. What a great photo of your grandmother fishing. That's a rustic little dock and stool, and she is much better dressed than most people I've seen fishing.

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  10. Too bad she didn't wear an apron while fishing, that would have really been perfect. She does look a bit like the prompt lady though.

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  11. My father used to maintain the wrapping machines in a chocolate and toffee factory and he used to have many a tale to tell about the production line workers eating the sweets as they came past. Your post brought home loads of memories for me

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  12. A fun post on the theme. Your grandmother certainly took fishing seriously to dress so well.

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  13. I have never seen these two photos of my great-grandmother. I like fishing, too! Who knew? Thank you so much for posting them.

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