Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Randy and Stan the Paperboys in About 1955 -- Post 786 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is now one of my favorite photographs:

This photograph is from about 1955 and shows brother Stan in the San Diego Shopping News Independent newspaper vest and Randy sitting on the flexie with a box of newspapers.  I was about age 11 or 12 in this picture (I can tell because I got glasses in the 6th grade).  It was taken in front of 2123 30th Street in San Diego on the east side of the street.  

This paper route (on Thursday and Sundays) was my first job for pay.  I think we asked for 50 cents for a monthly delivery.  The paper was delivered to every house on the route.  We had perhaps 80 or 100 customers on our route (between Fir and Dale Streets, and Fern and 28th Streets in San Diego's Burlingame neighborhood - 10 blocks).  Not every "customer" paid for it, but enough did that we each made $5 to $10 a month for spending money.

 I recently found this photograph in the "hidden in plain sight" collection of photos from my mother's home (discovered in 2002) in the genealogy cave.  I colorized this photograph using the MyHeritage photo tools.  

This photograph is all part of our family history.  


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