"Annie Eckerstrom was the perfect grandmother, straight out of central casting. Her caring and affection for family and close friends was both genuine and legendary.
For most of her working career Ann held a variety of retail sales and store management positions. She was long-time greeting card buyer for Dell's Card Shop, off Tremont St. in Boston. Prior to that she worked at Jordan Marsh with her sister, Florence. Well ahead of the times, she pioneered the "take a grandson to work" concept in the 1960's - where said grandson was trained in the fine art of reorganizing the Hallmark section after customer browsing.
From childhood, Ann had musical talent, but she could be a comedic cut-up as well. As a girl in Waukegan, Illinois, she bested all the local children in a talent contest, winning first prize. One of the losing contestants grew up to be Jack Benny."
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Looking for info. on Chicago Hardware Foundry in North Chicago IL. My Grandfather Charles Eckerstrom lived at 826 Wadsworth St. Waukegan. He worked at the foundry from 1902 to 1945.When they tried to get a Union in the plant.He was shot on the front steps, He came out ok. I dont know which side He was on.
Also info. on my Great Uncle George Spoor. He was Manager of the Waukegan Opera House , also made motion pictures.
Thanks for any info.James KleinertWichita Falls TX. Also a Thank Sarah for helping me be a subscriber.