In Reply to: Talking of paper routs (long) posted by Dave Smith on December 24, 2017 at 17:18:28:
My father was a barber in a small town. At 5 & 6, I would run errands for the merchants and sweep out shops for a nickel. At 7, I started shining shoes outside his barber shop for .15. At 10, I started washing dishes in the cafe. At 12, curb hopping. At 13, mixing mortar and carrying brick and block for the masons for .35 per hour. Delivered newspapers and mowed yards along the way. At 16, bought a small corner convenience store for 100.00. Left home at 18 and started driving semi. Entered Army at 20 for 5 plus years. Never knew what it was like to have less than 3 jobs at a time unless I was traveling.