Virginia Vinski-Fischer hadn’t planned on taking over her father’s appliance business when he asked her to work with him in 1965.
She was busy raising three children, all under the age of 10, and refrigerators and TVs weren’t foremost on her mind.
“When you’re in your early 20s, are you thinking about washing machines?” But she joined her father, George, handling the bookkeeping and sales for Vinski Brothers on Butler Street in Etna.
Five decades later, she runs the shop with her husband, John Fischer, who handles deliveries, installations and repairs.
“We are both 77 years old, and we’re doing all our own...