Ethel Weiss has died, WBUR in Boston reports today.
She was 101 and deserved a good, long retirement. But she didn’t want a good, long retirement; she wanted to go to work every day.
And so she did.
If you were a six-year-old kid buying candy when she first started selling it, you’re 82 now.
“She looked forward to seeing everyone,” her daughter Janice White of North Port, Fla. tells the Boston Globe. “It was truly a pleasure for her to be there. Yes it was work, but it was work she loved. She truly loved her customers. You didn’t even have to come in the door. You could just look in, wave, and she was happy.”
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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 the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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