Plymouth Yarn Company has been in business for just over 47 years and we’d like to introduce you to Betty, a fixture here since 1966. We thought it was time to honor our awesome octogenarian! Betty just celebrated her 87th birthday in May and we couldn’t be happier that she spent her day with us.
Betty is one of three sisters and moved to Pennsylvania from Buffalo, NY when she was 15. Betty was employed at The Hunter Arms Company during World War II, assembling parts for machine guns. She was married to her late husband Francis for 30 years and has one very talented son, Jack who is a local artist. You can see some of his paintings in one of the shops on Historic Mill Street, here in Bristol Borough.
Betty enjoys watching QVC, the Phillies, relaxing and cooking. Her favorite singer is Frank Sinatra. She loves her jewelry and is always wearing beautiful pieces.
Betty worked with us full time up until just a few years ago. When she started at Plymouth, she would sort and wind yarn, pull orders and you can still find her five days a week making color cards. She says that her least favorite job, of all the many she has done here, is using the yarn bailer. Her favorite part (and this is why we love her) is all the friends she has made, especially Gloria. She has always loved working for Dick Power Sr, Dick Power Jr and Butch. She enjoys her work here and says “it keeps me young.” Thank you to our “Betty Boop” for 45 years of dedication and friendship.