5 Quick Questions With … Amy (Our ‘Canning Queen’)

1. Current Job and how you got it:amy_murray

I am in the Returns Department at Lehman’s Warehouse and Offices. I was hired as a Customer Service Representative, which includes a lot of sitting. My supervisor was aware that all the sitting was challenging for me and talked to me about working in the Returns Dept…so I move a bit more. We Returns people go to the warehouse often to find info on products, check returned packages and problem solve. I love my job…trying to make people happy can be challenging and rewarding as well.

2. Unique factoid about yourself:

American-made pressure canners are available in 5 sizes. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

American-made pressure canners are available in 5 sizes. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

I like to ride my bike to work. For awhile I was sick and couldn’t ride my bike…I found out what a privilege it is to have good health and biking to work has been one of the benefits.

3. Finish this sentence: “I never in a million years thought I would …”

…Be working as a clerk at an auction house! But on Wednesday nights I travel to Mt Eaton and clerk for an Amish run auction…we sell lots and lots of antiques and I see many of the same products we sell at Lehman’s only they are in their “original state” (like 70 years old).

4. Favorite old-time skill and why:

Canning…sometimes I wonder why I work so hard to stuff jars full of beans and applesauce and vegetable soup…then my husband reminds me, “We know what is 

Amy's favorite canning helper is the magnetic lid lifter.

Amy’s favorite canning helper is the magnetic lid lifter. It may be inexpensive but it’s a lifesaver when dealing with hot jars!

in the jar.” I also like being able to supply my children with some great homemade canned vegetable soup.

5. Something from Lehman’s I use all the time (or, something from Lehman’s I just LOVE):

My lemon reamer…my daughter and I like to drink lemon water every morning…it’s so refreshing and a great way to start the day. But I also really like my magnetic lid lifter. For canning it’s the best way to snag lids out of the boiling hot water. No more chasing lids around and around in the pan with my tongs! Who knew something so small could make canning so enjoyable?