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Summer job: mowing yards at age 12 seemed like nothing more than a distraction from sleeping late, watching for the milk and mailmen, and awaiting meals. I wasn’t forced to seek employment, but the money was a perk that I enjoyed spending at the Rialto, TG&Y Variety, and bowling alley pinball machine.

Working was enjoyable. Part-time interaction with customers at the co-op, Woody’s Texaco, and Gibson’s Discount exposed me to the different personalities I would encounter when I entered the full-time work world. I continued to work weekends after my stint in the Army and during my teac...

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