- My aunt Sadie would work in various factories.
She worked in a dress factory once.
Aunt Sadie was a hard worker and she split her salary between my mother and her mother, my grandmother.
And I remember when it was about two in the morning and I couldn't sleep and I got up and I saw my mother.
Ch-ch, ch-ch, ch-ch, it was a little machine.
Ch-ch, ch-ch, ch-ch.
And there was a mountain of diamonds on the kitchen table, a little mountain of diamonds.
I began crying, I said, mom, I rushed out I was about five or six.
We're rich, we're rich.
Where did you get them?
She said, Melvin, Melvin they're did not diamonds.
They're a thing called rhinestones.
They shine like diamonds, but they're really glass.
And she said, what they good for is, they make dresses, they make these rhinestone dresses.
I said, it's going to take you all night.
She said, it's going to take a few hours.
She never complained.
She hardly ever, come on, I never saw her complaining or crying.