“Labor is Honest and Pluck Wins”

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:33 PM.

She said her father, however, didn’t find this as amusing.

“My father, who was a big stickler for rules, was not pleased at my freelance greeting and gave me a long, stern lecture on how I was breaking federal law by writing on U.S. mail,” she said. “The $3.25 I received for my child labor efforts were not enough to keep me interested in being a full-time bag stuffer so employer and employee (father and daughter) decided to part work ways for the sake of peace at home.”

Other strong memories she said of coming from a newspaper family included:

1.  The smell of newspaper ink at the Advertiser office and on her father when he came home from work

2.  Always feeling that she knew what was going on in our town due to reading the paper front to back every week

3.  Developing an early interest in local politics due to the paper and her parents’ involvement

4.  Only being able to take family vacations from Thursday to Saturday because of paper schedule and having to be back in town in time for church on Sunday

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