Thank you to L. Daniel Muldoon, who submitted this post and sister-ly picture. Yes, Daniel confirmed, that is a knife. The picture is from St. Patrick’s Day in 1981.
My grandmother, Alyce Muldoon (right), and her sister Margaret “Peggy” O’Neil (left) were the daughters of a trolley driver in Bridgeport, CT, born in 1922 and 1920, respectively. Both graduated from Temple University School of Chiropody in Philadelphia, Pa. — Alyce in 1943 and Peggy in 1946. Both practiced podiatry in Bridgeport, CT for over 50 years, sharing the practice for the latter 25 years.
In a time when few women became physicians, my grandmother and great aunt held their own in a male-dominated field and made it possible for my father, my siblings, and me to be successful in our own rights.