In Reply to: Newspapers posted by John in Mich on December 23, 2017 at 16:38:12:
In the summer of 1952, when I was 9, my dad had an Ann Arbor News motor route that covered 100 miles, 6 days a week. There were papers wrapped that had to be thrown into yards while driving down the main road of the time, two lane US 23 to Milan. He stopped at local gas stations and small grocery stores with bundles for both the stores and for local paper boys. In Milan there were several of these. When school started he would pick me up after school to ride the remainder of the route.
Our car was a 1949 Chevy, straight 6, stick shift. My job everyday at the end of the route was to add a court of oil and 5 gallons of gas.
My father went to work at Ford Motor Co. in 1953 at the Warren Tank Plant and my mother took over the route until pregnancy forced her to quit. That was the end of my paper route experience.