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ARTESIA — On Sept. 17, 1962, Ruby Parker opened an accounting practice in the office located at 104 W. Hermosa Drive in Artesia. Today, 50 years later, she still operates that accounting practice just down the street at 405 W. Hermosa Drive.
Her first day in business she had just one client — a new service station on First Street. Shortly after opening the office, she looked out to see two businessmen walking along the sidewalk. She opened the window and yelled, “Are you looking for me?” They were. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
By the time the day ended, she was operating with three clients. She related that with the three clients, she would be able to pay her rent and utilities.