MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. – Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939 and she's still there.
The 93-year-old Birmingham woman is celebrating 75 years as an employee of the family-owned Bromberg & Co. She's the longest-tenured employee at one of the nation's oldest family-owned retailers.
Moore, then a teenager, was hired to polish silver on Nov. 21, 1939. By around 1970, she was managing Bromberg's multimillion-dollar jewelry inventory.
Moore says her parents taught her to work hard and Bromberg's is a good employer, so she never left. She retired from full-time work a few years ago but still comes in to sort and tag jewelry.
Bromberg's President Ricky Bromberg says Moore is still a valued employee. The company honored her with a breakfast Friday.