Friday, January 2, 2009


I lived at St. Michael's Terrace in Brewster, New York at the time of my first "job". I was four years old back in 1958.

My parents usually had a garden and that year I remember selling vegetables mostly tomatoes and cucumbers. I loaded up my trusty red wagon and walked up the hill on my route. I remember the prices were 2 for a nickel and 4 for a dime and remember having to make change for some of the customers.

Later on that year I sold a bucket of cold water to some town highway department workers for thirty cents.

Prices are a little higher these days.