Mary worked as an elevator operator in 1950 at Marshall fields in Chicago. She'd often see extremely wealthy people with bags in their hands with expensive items as they got on an off the elevator. Mary loved seeing the kids all dressed up. One little girl gave her a quarter and said thanks. Mary was so surprised that the little girl gave her a quarter which was enough for a load of bread in 1950. Mary knew her mother would be excited to have some nice bread for dinner. 30 minutes passed by and Mary's day was over. She went to the break room and clocked out. Running to catch the bus, all of a sudden she fell. Her boss noticed what had happened and said, Mary you must keep a level head and remain on your two feet.