Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fearless Females 12 ~ Working Girl

Fearless Females is a series of blogging prompts launched by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist.

March 12 — Working girl: Did your mother or grandmother work outside the home? What did she do? Describe her occupation.

Blanche T Barker Piggott in her office at the
Bear Lake County Courthouse
After grandpa died grandma Blanche had to start working to provide for the family.

She cleaned the church for a while and for extra income she would do some typing from home.

I'm not sure what year she started at the courthouse, but she would later become the Bear Lake County Deputy Assessor.

I actually have one sheet of the stationary from the Bear Lake County Assessor's office with her name on it.

Today I found her name mentioned in the Commissioners Proceedings section of the News-Examiner for the years 1957, 1958, and 1959.

When I was little I used to love visiting grandma at work. I mean, who doesn't love the smell of an old courthouse. There was a judge who always gave us wintergreen lifesavers when we were there.  To this day that is my favorite flavor of mint.

Leslie Ann

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