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From: "Richard Henry"
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Subject: Re: Papers [How did we get here from 100R ?]
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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 03:40:55 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
"CBFalconer" wrote in message
> Richard Henry wrote:
> > "Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > Yep. In the semi-rural areas in West Virginia where I passed
> > > papers there was usually a separate "tube" mounted on the post
> > > below the mailbox for newspapers.
> > I usually had to put them inside the screen/storm door. For this
> > I got about 3 cents/paper/day. But I was working.
> I got 1 cent. But the paper price was 5 cents. Started at 4 am,
> and at 7 am I took a train to school. It had a steam engine.
I was far enough from the printing plant so that the papers arrived after I
started school. I delivered during my lunch break on weekdays, and
mid-morning on Saturday. I would ride a bike until the ice got too slick,
then run the route wearing winter clothes and waterproof boots.
My cousin had a route for the same paper closer to home base. His papers
arrived on the daily bread truck before dawn, so he was able to complete it
before school. On Saturdays, he got lazy and worked a schedule similar to
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