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  1. My mother worked here about 1942/43 era. She waited tables in the restaurant and remembers it as an extremely beautiful hotel facing the Gulf. “It was grandeur and always filled with wealthy guests and political figures from all around the country visiting,” she said. She was a very brave young lady who left farm life in Lucedale, MS and traveled to Biloxi finding work, “…at a hotel called The Edgewater Hotel half way between Biloxi and Gulfport.” “I couldn’t believe they hired me and my friend, Betty, but they did, and we made money to send home to our families. Times were very hard, Daddy was farming and gone a lot of the time to sell his produce, Mama was busy with smaller children and the fields. My check was sent to my mother each week. But, it was absolutely gorgeous, the people we worked for as well as the guests were so nice, and I absolutely loved it.” However, homesickness won over and she eventually returned home to Lucedale where she later married, raised her children, and resides to this day.

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  2. My mother worked here around 1942/43 waiting tables in the restaurant.

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