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Her sewing abilities were vestiges of nuns once inhabiting her life. Dutiful, holy sisters had taught her garment making skills for a future family. Though desire and determination had led her to a ship—final destination, a place called Brooklyn. People there loved leisure and craved store bought clothing. So, she sewed in a union shop. Her new financial independence contrasted with earlier sewing instruction filled with teachings of virtuous poverty.

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