Category Archives: The Rewards

Dreamin’ of a Green and Silver Christmas

      Dreamin’ of a Green and Silver Christmas Were paperboys even aware of miserable December days: thick fog, deep snow, dangerous ice? Why appear cheerful with Jack Frost sneaking around corners, attacking ears and toes? When November was … Read more

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The raison d’etre

Though the paperboy provided convenient door-step service with timely delivery of the day’s news, his concern was not reading the newspaper—except for the comics and the sports pages. His raison d’etre for a paper route: the money. With purchasing money, … Read more

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The Best

Paper carriers endured nasty weather, tolerated cranky customers, sprayed ammonia at attacking dogs, all to earn money. First and foremost money was the motivation for managing a route. The collected profits provided tangible rewards: frequent stops at the donut shop, … Read more

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