1948 the church bought a motorized mower; it was the original motor on a reel type lawn mower. Wow! What a trip I did not get paid of course, but if I had had money I would have paid to use that thing. It was a modern miracle.
Sometimes I was required to clean the church, it was sorta expected that the pastors family was hired when he was. So we accepted it as a family and never thought a thing about getting paid for the tasks. Compared to my buddies my chores were nothing.
Some of my buddies were farm boys, not a whole lot of rest for them. Even the ones with small gardens, there were daily jobs. Some boys cooked the evening meal every day, slopped the hogs and fed the stock along with the garden duties. Some of these chores seemed like play to me so I was glad to help when I was around.
Summer was a time of fun. Once you grow up, get out of school, quitting or graduating, you realize you do not get the summer vacation from a job. How disappointing that was I remember it very well.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Good sense and advice from Will Rogers:
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.