Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Saturday, October 16, 1926

No diary entry today. We'll continue with Aunt Marjorie's memories from the 1930's...

"One lady whose house Mother went to didn't buy the book but started questioning Mother and realized she was fairly well educated and spoke well and immediately hired her to work in her office as her assistant. Mrs. Davee ran the state P.T.A. office in downtown Indianapolis. Mother earned $10.00 per week and worked there several years."

Using this web site, a wage of $10.00/week in 1935 would be the equivalent of about $396/week today. But don't quote me on that!

1 comment:

  1. That is not enough to raise 6 children. Of course the boys who were old enough had part time jobs to help out, but times must have been tough then. I remember my best friends & I used to play-act that we were poor. I didn't know I really was