The Courtship of Helen and Joe


Grandma MacAvery ran away from home when she was only fifteen. She worked as a waitress on the top of Mount Beacon at the casino. This is where she met Pop, my grandfather, when he rode the trolley up to deliver groceries. I never knew Pop; he died before I was born. I only know him through the stories; how he lost his store during the Great Depression, that he raised chickens, that he was Fire Chief, and how he drank.