Two of Mom's older sisters lived together all their adult lives in Toronto. In the tough 1930's, two little country girls headed south to seek their fortune in the big city. Equipped with a grade ten education from a one room country school-house, the girls first found employment as domestic help, probably for relatives or friends of relatives.
Fairly quickly, Ruth, the elder, found full-time, secure work on the assembly line for Bonnie Gray Tools. Meek Grace, the younger sister drifted from one poor-paying, low-prospect job to another, a pattern she continued through to retirement.