I am a bit tired from my trip to Canada, so I will re-post something that I wrote three years ago.
I looked back through my blog and found that I have not written a Labor Day post. I wondered why and discovered that I have usually been out of the country or away from home on Labor Day.
So, what to write for Labor Day is the next question. Should I write about my only experience of being in a union? I decided no on this one.
What I decided to do was to share a little about what jobs some of my ancestors had.
My maternal Grandpa was a preacher, but also worked at other jobs including being a cook and working in a lab. See: Remembering Grandpa II
My maternal Grandma was a nurse. See: Remembering Grandma II
My paternal Grandpa worked at Interstate Nurseries in Hamburg, Iowa. See: Grandpa 101
My paternal Grandma was a homemaker. See: Remembering Grandma
She was also an amateur Historian and Genealogist.
My Great Grandfather Harvey Braman was listed in the 1930 census as working in an auto plant in Omaha. It may have been here at this Ford plant which is now the TipTop condos in Omaha. See: TipTop Ford
Later he ran a restaurant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The rest of my great grandparents were all farmers or homemakers.
As I think about my ancestors I know that a lot of them were farmers, but there were also a lot of preachers. I need to do a lot more research 🙂
Tomorrow I plan on sharing a few more occupations of my ancestors unless my mind wanders elsewhere.