I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (April 2016), where we write 26 blog posts featuring each letter of the alphabet.
Z is for Zilpha “Mama Zip” Johnston
I found her in the 1930 census and she worked as a PBX operator for a lumber company. She was divorced sometime between 1920 and 1930. I bet she worked at the same lumber company as Thomas N. Johnston!
She was the only grandmother my mother knew. She called her “Mama Zip.” A cousin of my mother wrote:
She “was a grandmother to die for. She was very neat about everything. Dressed really well—worked at a department store selling really nice clothing.”
|West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Texas; photo by author|
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