Meet Selma, born and raised in Bellmawr NJ. When Selma was a little girl, Bellmawr was considered Hedding Twp. It wasn’t until 1926 when the borough was renamed after the Bell family, prominent horse breeders and landowners in the area. Selma attended Elementary School at Ethel M Burke, the original Mary Ethel was Selma’s teacher. When Selma was out of School she would help out at one of the many Fennimore Farms in the area that her family owned. After Selma graduated high school she went on to be a Bar Tender at the Mount Ephraim Democrat Club and worked there for 14 years. Selma moved on from tending bar to become a bus driver for DeHart in Thorofare. She later retired as a civil service bus driver for the State of New Jersey. Selma’s fondest memory of growing up in New Jersey was being surounded by family and hanging out on the porch at the Fennimore General Store.
Thank you Selma for sitting down and sharing your story, it truly was a pleasure.