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Hired for holidays, she never quit: 93-year-old woman marks 75 years working for one company

  • In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, puts a tag on a necklace at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, puts a tag on a necklace at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)  (The Associated Press)

  • In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, sorts bags of necklaces at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    In a Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 image from video, Frances Moore, 93, sorts bags of necklaces at Bromberg & Co. jewelry in Mountain Brook, Ala. Moore, who has worked for the company for 75 years, is the longest-tenured employee ever at a family-owned company that dates to 1836. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)  (The Associated Press)

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.