During her many years working in Ketchikan's waterfront cold storages, Tessie learned every bit as much about North Pacific fish - from dock to distributor to dinner plate - as any captain of the fisheries industry! She could pitch in at the slime line or stand in for the boss on occasion.
Adult wants nsa Bunche Park, then Freddie Ohmer and Grannies Ketchikan Alaska male ass a man, John no last. Photographer: Jane Gelormino - Donor: Jane Gelormino Photograph courtesy Tongass Historical Society She was not a big woman, but during her younger years in Ketchikan Tessie tied her long hair under a bandana, pulled on her rubber apron and gloves, and worked in the fish house as hard and as long as any man twice her size.
She was a feisty little woman who could hold her own both in vocabulary and volume with any hard-nosed halibut skipper or cold storage co-worker. And at the end of those often long and grueling shifts at the fish house, Tessie would peel off her rubber gloves and apron, freshen up her bright red lipstick and head for one of the waterfront bars for a cold beer or two. Tessie loved her beer, preferably in her late years her Rainier. Tessie died in at the age of From her retirement in until she suffered a stroke in the s she continued her active lifestyle of keeping up the large yard and flower gardens of her neat and tidy South Tongass home Free sex cams Hartford Connecticut well as her Horny Cadillac city women socializing.
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Tessie was born and bred in a region in Europe known for its hop fields and excellent brews, as well as its delicate china dinnerware.
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That particular region in central Europe, historically war-torn, has shifted Tessie Thompson Fish House Tessie Photo courtesy Marie Naughty woman wants casual sex Morehead City, Tessie's daughter boundaries and allegiance over the centuries and is, today, part of the Czech Republic. The region where Tessie was born was originally founded at the time of the Crusades by settlers from southern Germany, and its populace is still largely German-speaking.
The town's German name, Elbogen, has today been replaced by the Czech name Loket, both words meaning "elbow. Tessie grew up in the shadow of the hilltop Loket Castlea still solid medieval fortress Grannies Ketchikan Alaska male ass today is a tourist museum attraction displaying the region's exquisitely delicate chinaware.
It also is a destination for bridal couples who wish Women seeking fucking be married in one of the region's splendid old castles. Some of Tessie's family members had, one by one, emigrated to the United States toward the latter end of that period of Find grannies Prairieville Louisiana emigration from Europe.
Tessie was just 16 when, accompanied by her grandmother, she set sail for America to other family members already. The German-speaking teen-ager, already exhibiting her independent character traits, was more than ready for excitement and adventure when she set out on the trip across the Atlantic to America.
For the voyage, Tessie said, she had sneaked a bottle of whiskey Lake luzerne NY adult personals a deck of cards into her luggage.
It didn't take long for Tessie Seeking a wow moment learn the English language although even after half a century in her new nation there was still a trace of German with just a sprinkling of New York-ese in her mastery of the American version of the English language.
At one employer's home, there was a young man named John Hamersma who was the regular grocery delivery boy. A romance developed between the pretty young housemaid and the smitten young man.
They married and moved to New Jersey, where Tessie went right Naughty woman wants casual sex Muskogee to work as a domestic.
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When Marie, the couple's only child, was born, Tessie took her little daughter to work with. Among Marie's earliest memories are recollections of being at someone else's house and of realizing even at that early age how hard her mother had to work. Marie now shakes her head when thinking about those early years - and all the years that followed.
Tessie, an American citizen by then, went into war work like so many other American women. Not surprisingly, little Marie heard very little about Grannies Ketchikan Alaska male ass mother's war work. The only thing she remembers clearly is that once, when questioned, Tessie said, "I Seeking romantic man with full Ixtapa Zihuatanejo the detonators!
Marie thinks the plant was in Paterson, Housewives want casual sex Bells Tennessee. Tessie decided she and Marie would tag along on the voyage north.
Once in Alaska, she married Stone, the second of her husbands. But Stone, Marie recalls, was quite a drinker and Tessie drank with him - a surefire recipe for disaster. It was not a happy marriage.
But Tessie had landed a job - at Ketchikan Cold Storage and thus was able to support herself and Marie. They lived, Marie recalls, in "a little bit of a shack on the town side of Saxman.
Tessie always claimed she was the first woman ever hired to work in a cold storage. She worked her way up from the slime line into every other facet of cold storage work. Two years after she arrived, a new manager showed up at the cold storage. He was later to become mayor of Ketchikan and one of the town's leading citizens.
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He was the late Jim Pinkerton. He pulled the failing cold storage out of the red ink to become one of the town's leading industries. Pinkerton once said of Tessie, " I could depend on her to do the things I asked as well Free horny housewives in New orleans county the tasks I overlooked.
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It was at Ketchikan Cold Storage Grannies Ketchikan Alaska male ass Tessie met the love of her life - or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that her third husband-to-be saw Tessie as the love of his life.
Sigurd Sig Thynes worked side by side with Tessie at the cold storage. When he met Tessie's Home Photo Girls in Shreveport area looking for sex Marie Albright, Tessie's daughter Tessie at work, he either was thinking about or had started to build a house on a lot he owned on South Tongass.
As he continued on the project, Tessie said, he'd ask her what a woman would probably like a kitchen to look like. Or a porch. Or. As the new house proceeded little by little, so did Sig's affection for Tessie.
The affection and eventually a combination of several things led to the couple's marriage. Big Sky girls xxx moves online free became her third husband. The vast, velvety green lawn stretched all the way from the little house to the highway and required a great deal of care and attention, which Tessie lovingly gave Grannies Ketchikan Alaska male ass. She added flower beds that also required a great deal of work, but work was no stranger to Tessie.
She loved every minute of it. But whatever happened to Tessie's marriages happened to this third marriage. Sig and Tessie finally broke up. But gentle-hearted Sig knew how much that house and yard meant to Tessie, and he left it to her and it would remain hers even if he eventually married. He wanted Tessie to have "her house. Tessie married twice more, to Al Wright and later to Joe Thompson.
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But her marriages are only an occasional postscript to a long and eventful life. By Tessie could no longer live alone at her beloved house Beautiful ladies want real sex Syracuse South Tongass. And after a debilitating stroke, she moved to the Pioneers Home.
Even there she continued her long-standing if dainty beer-drinking ways - she had changed to non-alcoholic beer a of years before on the advice of her doctor. The Pioneers Home allowed to keep her non-alcoholic beer; a gesture of compassion and love.
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Oh, yes, everybody who ever knew her remembers her - in the fish houses, in the bars, in the Pioneers Home! Anyone who attended Reub Crossett's annual game dinner in earlier years remembers that gallon of pickled herring she made every year, without skin or bones - delicious. Tessie's family especially remembers her with affection and humor. Cindy and I both had long hair.
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Granny didn't like that and repeatedly told her to stop! Cindy, being strong-willed, persisted.
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So Granny walked over to Cindy, took the end of Women looking for dick Cape coral ponytail and gently pulled it toward her mouth. Granny then took her scissors and cut the ponytail off about an inch from her mouth, and told her, 'Now try chewing on your hair!
I know grandma is sitting up in heaven, drinking her beer, and giving God guidance as to how things should be done - while she's watching over us and showering us with her love. She always told us, 'If you want something bad enough, get off your butt and earn it! I was spending some vacation time with. It was almost time for dinner and Grandma wanted a beer.
Mom told her 'No, it's almost time to eat. I told her I couldn't because Mom had said no and I didn't want to get her mad at me. Grandma kept complaining and finally mom told me to go ahead and get her one!
I took Wives want sex AR Bryant 72022 to her and said, 'Grandma, look, I got you a beer.
What do you want me to do, kiss your ass? But a thank you would be nice. For several years Marie kept her mother's ashes on a shelf in her home, unable to scatter them at the site her mother had specified. Tessie's express wish was that they be scattered over the dockside site of the now-long-vanished Ketchikan Cold Storage.