Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Question of the Day

The arrival of summer brings back memories of summers past… and summer jobs.

What was your first summer job?

In the summer of 1970, at the age of seventeen, I spent a couple of months working on a dairy farm outside Plainfield, Vermont, doing everything from milking cows, mucking out the stalls, bailing hay, and just about everything else you do on a farm. I received no pay but got room and board and learned a lot about bovine husbandry and farm implements. I stuck at it until August and then went to Michigan where I ended up in a summer stock production of My Daughter, Your Son at the Cherry County Playhouse in Traverse City. The star of the show was Vivian Vance.