Not spilling a drop of coffee: Collins recalls years being a Harvey Girl

Helen A. Collins talks about a crate that was used by Fred Harvey to transport items years ago. This and other Fred Harvey artifacts are in the Halstead depot museum in Halstead. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now Dressed in her perfect white uniform, with all her waitressing training behind her and possessing job qualifications of being upstanding and having a good reputation, Helen A. Collins got fed up one day with a customer. The man, who was a Santa Fe employee, always left a penny tip on his table. This was after six months of patronizing the


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