Brothers Follow GRIT Paper Route

My two older brothers had a GRIT paper route. I wanted to help them, so my mother made me a bag to carry my papers in.


| May/June 2012



GRIT Newspaper Business Experience

The blond is my brother Joe and the other one is my oldest brother, Charles.

Dixon D. Hooker

Back in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, during the summer of 1935 — I was 6 years old — my two older brothers had a GRIT paper route. I wanted to help them, so my mother made me a bag to carry my papers in. Our route was five miles long, and we sold the paper for 5 cents. We delivered the paper until we moved to Florida in August of 1936.

Above is a photograph my mother took of the three of us. I am sitting in the wagon.

Dixon D. Hooker
Welaka, Florida

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