We figured we would just kinda hang out yesterday. Ended up making two trips to town...ordered some stocking stuffers and misc stuff and could not get suet for the birds...ordered that from another place to pick up later in the day. Lots of people in town Main Street was packed.
We always have deep conversations while in the car.
How much was an issue of Grit back in the day. Was it weekly? yes... Far Guy says he was almost a Grit Delivery Boy but he had to be gone for the summer so that didn't work out for him.
The conversation turned to other Newspaper Delivery Boys like the one who showed up at our home in North Moorhead every Friday night to collect. Far Guy said his friend Danny delivered for the Star Tribune and got in big trouble when he spent all the money on some kind of candy that was in a chocolate cup that had a paper square with points on that you could collect...and Danny had a big box full...was that Valomilk?? or some other candy...??
Anyways I recall reading Grit from front to back sometimes more than once before the next issue came. I read where in the 1960's it cost 20 cents and the sales boy got to keep 7 cents. On the application it says are you a boy? How sexist is that? As if girls couldn't sell as well as boys.
So much for our exciting day.
Update: The candy was Mallow Cups, they came with a cardboard piece that could be saved up for more candy. Far Guy says "A five cent coupon now sells for ten dollars on ebay."