Gram Penny

Kalamazoo, MI USA

As an only child of working parents, I had time to fill and entertain myself. I taught myself to sew on mother's old treadle machine in order to make doll clothes. I was able to purchase my first sewing machine (on time payments) and pay for it by doing custom sewing and costuming, as well as doing alterations for a clothing store. My children learned to play quietly in order to be my helpers.