Bulletin HASKINS & SELLS S3
Miss Taaffe Celebrates
MISS LORETTA ANNA T A A F FE
entered the Haskins & Sells organization
June 12, 1901. Having been continuously
in the organization since that
date, Miss Taaffe celebrated her twenty-fifth
anniversary on June 12, 1926. By
this we mean her twenty-fifth anniversary
with the firm.
Confessing to having been born on
February 28, Miss Taaffe takes advantage
of experience gained in keeping to herself
the volumes of confidential information
concerning the affairs of clients and is
silent as to the year. For the benefit of
those who are inclined to be inquisitive, it
may be said that she is as young in spirit,
action, and disposition now as she was when
she took up the work of typing yard-square
reports. For some reason or other, when
we think of Miss Taaffe we immediately
think of monstrous statements being typed
as nonchalantly as mere personal notes.
Reviewing Miss Taaffe's career also recalls
many of her erstwhile favorites who
figure in the earlier history of the firm;
Peter White, who dubbed her "Flossie";
Eugene Hifton, Harry Lee, her particular
friend, "Riley," and Belle Hatfield, who
still remains to check her up when she
recounts to her younger associates glittering
tales of bygone days.
Miss Taaffe typifies the spirit of Haskins
& Sells; no task too trying; no statement
too long, wide, or difficult; no amount of
work too much to interfere with punctuality,
regular attendance, strict application,
and abundant good nature in the
common purpose of serving clients. Such
devotion to an organization, year in and
year out, over a quarter century is a fine
tribute to the sterling character of the
individual who is the subject of this sketch.
The firm owes much to Miss Taaffe.
Hers has been a contribution which in some
respects sentiment alone can compensate.
In acknowledging this obligation, may we
add the wish that her future may be long
and filled with an abundance of happiness.
Any organization is fortunate which can
boast of members who, like Miss Taaffe,
bring untiring and cheerful devotion to its