Thanks for delivering paper in timely manner in snow
Published 12:00 pm Friday, January 29, 2016
I was a Meridian Star paperboy back in the 1950s.
We paperboys were expected to and were determined to deliver our papers on time and readable. We paid for the papers and collected from our customers. We gained the difference in what we paid for our papers and our collections or lost if we didn’t.
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During my two years, I never missed a day delivering papers and collected on Saturday for over 150 subscribers. My resume always proudly stated I was a former paperboy with the reference name of my circulation manager.
That’s one reason I was so impressed to have last Friday’s EAGLE in my driveway before 11 a.m. Friday through rain, wind and snow, neatly wrapped and dry. It takes a lot of effort to make that happen. Thanks. And especially to my faithful carrier.
What I learned peddling my bicycle as an “independent business” paperboy held me in good stead throughout my career.
For that I continue to be grateful. Thanks for patiently reading these nostalgic fond memories from an old man.