Your daily dose of sweetness comes from — not surprisingly — Steve Hartman again.
It’s the story of Ethel Weiss of Brookline, Mass. She’s 101 now and still runs the toy and candy shop by herself.
She won’t or can’t retire, she says, because she doesn’t want to disappoint anyone.
She used to help kids with their math when she sold them some candy. But now they help her. She forgets things.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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