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Lunch-time duty a welcome break for Halethorpe woman, 92
Lunch-time duty a welcome break for Halethorpe woman, 92

It's 12:35 p.m. and Bertha McManus' shift is just starting. She scrambles around the room, wiping down tables and setting chairs straight for the start of the lunchtime crowd that's beginning to pour in. Instead of checking her watch or looking exasperated, McManus is smiling. This is her favorite part of the week. "I enjoy all of it," she said. At 92 years old, McManus has held her fair share of jobs. Working since the age of 16, the Halethorpe resident has been employed at a uniform shop, a shoe factory, a business supply store and at Lexington Market in Baltimore. She even spent some time as a barmaid at Jennings Cafe in Catonsville, she said. But 14 years...

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