Remembering The Past: Christmas Time at Levy Brothers (Part 2)

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

ELIZABETH-More memories from Ed Levy, continued from my Dec. 6 column:

“My father was called in to comfort her as he had a very pleasant and warm soothing personality. He immediately realized that he needed to do something quickly to help this young lady as this was a serious situation. He said to her let’s talk about what happened and I will bring in my brother in to listen as he is a very intelligent man with some very helpful ideas.

“My father seated her on that comfortable leather couch and my uncle came in and they both talked to the young lady to find out the details of what happened and try to make her feel better. My father was aware that this young lady was a very diligent worker and he felt maybe by giving her a good opportunity to advance in the organization she might not only feel better but she might see that bad things sometimes happen but will always later work out for the best.

“Well, my father and my uncle gave her an opportunity to transfer into the accounting department and they offered her a pay raise (right on the spot) with that new opportunity. She took the offer and felt somewhat better that morning. They let her freshen up a bit and then took her into Accounting and introduced her to the others in that department.

“My uncle, my father and the Accounting Department manager took her to lunch in a nice restaurant that day and then gave her the rest of the day off. The next morning she started her new position. In time this young lady worked through the ranks to a high management position and also found a fine gentleman who she later married. As a general principle, all things work out for the best.

“I will never forget this story as long as I live because to me it truly helped someone who was in real need and responded positively. It was truly a wonderful Christmas at Levy Brothers that year.”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ 07201

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