The Paper Boy used to deliver your newspaper. A job that was a neighborhood tradition passed down to brothers and friends, income to buy model car kits and new baseball equipment, that helped neighbors to know one another, that taught responsibility... now just another memory. I delivered newspapers at 6am before school and on weekends, I cut lawns, shoveled snow, and raked leaves to earn money.
Thirteen-year-old Richard Petri, a Burbank newspaper delivery boy, picks up the Valley Times for his morning route, 1949. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.