An old family Christmas story
I was born during WW11. My dad came from Louisiana to join the CC Camps from the deep South. Somehow he got through it even though he was born with a hole in his heart.
He married my mother and the three of us lived in what they always called a Gypsy Traitor.
My mother became Rosie The Riveter and dad worked in the same air craft plant.
When the Company gave dad a physical his heart condition was discovered and they had to let him go. He was devastated.
They offered him retaining, and ask what he was good at.
He said watch repairing, that as a kid he had fixed all the pocket watches in town, much to the aggravation of the local jeweler.
He was sent to work for two Jewish brothers who owned a Jewelry Store on Western.