Today's prompt for the Fearless Female Women's History blog challenge is:
March 12 — Working girl: Did your mother or grandmother work outside the home? What did she do? Describe her occupation.
My mother was a bookkeeper. After high school in Rushville, NE she kept the books for a couple companies, one of them a hardware store where she met my dad, who was a clerk. Before I was born (I'm her oldest child), she worked for Nash Finch, a wholesale food distributor. After my youngest brother was in high school, she went back to working outside the home. She was a bookkeeper for the Old West Regional Commission and a service station in Rapid City, SD.
My mother passed on to me a love for numbers and math, attention to detail and organization, and an interest in genealogy. Thanks, Mom!