Manuscripts/Mixed Material [National Biscuit Company Workers]
Oh, you are always bellyaching, Shirley said, and she turned to Nellie and started talking. And this is what Shirley said only to Nellie, but so loud that all hand the luck to hear it. Listen, Nellie, did I tell you yet about my boyfriend? No. Shirley, you told me nothing about him. You know I have a boyfriend, Shirley said. This sounds interesting, said I to German Erna, but Erna asked me to keep quite because she wanted to hear the story.
So my boyfriend after I know him for a few weeks, gave me a friendship ring. A diamond ring. Bought for ten cents in Woolworths, interrupted Gertie. So I wore the ring every day. Did I show it to you, Nellie? Well it was a beautiful ring. The other day I look at my finger, and want to see my ring. What you think, the ring disappeared. The ring wasn't there. My heart jumped, I almost fainted. You know, the ring of my boyfriend. I didn't mind the money. Gertie! I bet your boyfriend forgot to pay for it. I didn't mind the money, although it costed him $50. I should live, so it did. He showed me the bill. But to lose a ring has a meaning. So I had a foreboding, some misfortune happened. I was so scared, I am telling you, I didn't know what to do. So I went to the foreman. So I said to the foreman, Mr. Hick, I lost a ring. That's too bad said Mr. Hick. Yes, I said, and the ring was a present. Is that so? said again Mr. Hick. It was the gift of my boyfriend, I said. Mr. Hick, said, that's still worse. So I told him, I lost the ring in the factory. Mr. Hick promised to make an investigation and try to find out who found or stole the ring. I went home, I couldn't sleep all night. I knew something will happen to my boyfriend. Next day while I was on my relief, the forelady