Oral History Project

Jean Raymond

Jean Raymond has lived in the same house on Thorndike Street in Cambridge for 75 years. Her parents were both born in Nova Scotia.

Among her childhood memories:

“My sisters worked at the candy factory for a short time. It was called something else before Necco. They also worked somewhere else where they made things for the war. There was a bookbindery where my brother worked nights putting himself through school. There was a place we used to go to get rolls and cakes. It was down on Binney St or Bent St. For 12 cents you get a bag of butter finger rolls and for 15 cents a bag of the pecan rolls.”

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