“…First experience I had packing fish it was up to Snow’s; it was just a little small factory, and they had a lady that, you know, you had to check out your age and your birth – when you were born, she came in, and my twin sister and I were at the table…She said “You girls must leave the table, because you are not old enough to work”. And we said, “We are,” and I wouldn’t say a word, but my twin sister said, “Well we are, and they got our birth certificate upstairs in the office.” She made us go away from the table, and go right up and verify it.”
Lela Anderson packed sardines at the Stinson Cannery in Prospect Harbor, ME for 54 years.
July 9. 2011
Interviewer: Keith Ludden
Recommended citation: Aderson, Lela, Oral History Interview, July 9, 2011 by Keith Ludden, Page #, Oral History and Folklife Research. Online:https://www.oralhistoryandfolklife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Lela-Anderson.pdf
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