Thursday, May 18, 2006

Paper Routes in GPK

HI MARSTON,
YOU WERE FIRST, TO BECOME A GAZETTE PAPER PEDDLAR, INHERITING YOUR
ROUTE FROM PHILIP LEVINGTON. PHILIP MADE HIS DOG HAUL THE PAPER BAG ON TOBOGGAN IN
WINTER, A WAGON DURING CLEAR WEATHER. THE PAPER ROUTE WAS FROM REGINA AVE. TO
KING EDWARD AVE. & DEVONSHIRE RD. OVER TO FAIRFIELD AVE. MARSTON WAS ALL GUNG-HO, UP
BEFORE THE CRACK OF DAWN, HEADING SOUTH FIRST TO FLOG THOSE PAPERS, THEN COME
BACK HOME TO REFILL,

THEN HEAD NORTHWARDS.THE DELIVERY TRUCK WOULD DROP THE BUNDLE OF PAPERS
AT NORTH'S HOUSE ABOUT 2 AM. IN AUGUST-1958 STAN, HIS FATHER DECIDED THE
WHOLE NORTH FAMILY WERE GOING ON VACATION TO SEE AN UNCLE DOWN IN HERRING
CHOKER LAND.(NEW BRUNSWICK). LO & BEHOLD I WAS VOLUNTEERED TO GET UP IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE NIGHT TO BE A PAPERBOY. ALL I KNEW WAS CADDYING BUT MARSTON'S INFLUENCE
INDUCED ME INTO SOMETHING NEW.

IT WAS A LOT OF FUN PLUS THE MONEY BETTER THAN
CADDYING. MARSTON CAME BACK 2 WEEKS LATER TO CONTINUE HIS ENDEVOUR. ANOTHER KID
ELDRED VIVIAN ON KING EDWARD QUIT HIS ROUTE IN VILLE LEMOYNE, MY BROTHER
STEPHEN AND I TOOK OVER ALL OF VILLE LEMOYNE.

WE WERE KINGS, ON COLLECTION DAYS
NEVER MIND CIGARETTES, IT WAS CIGARS. DURING SUMMER MONTHS WE WOULD
ALL MEET ABOUT 6:15 OR SO, AT LITTLE EMPIRE.USUALLY A HORSE DRAWN VICTORIA
DAIRY WAGON WAS PASSING SO WE WOULD EACH BUY A QUART OF CHOCOLATE MILK.
(VICTORIA'S WAS BEST AS WE HAD TRIED THEM ALL) NEXT STEP WAS TO SLIP
INTO LARRY DIXON'S PARENTS' RASPBERRY PATCH ( 8 OR 10 ROWS) AND GORGE
OURSELVES WITH BERRIES THEN WASH THEM DOWN WITH CHOCOLATE MILK.

RICHARD...............

Thanks for the memories..
That was the best breakfast any young boy could have. Victoria Dairy Chocolate Milk and fresh picked raspberries. YUM YUM. All for $0.25 I do remember sitting in that raspberry patch with Richard and Stevie at 6:00 AM a couple of mornings a week.

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