In small towns, teens grabbed any jobs
At my age and with grown children and grandchildren, I’ve pretty much lost touch with the daily goings and comings of teenagers. Today’s teens, I’m sure, have jobs similar to what we did 55-60 years ago, but so much else has changed. Youngsters today face different challenges at work than we did. Growing up in a small town, as the four Webb boys did, we took just about any job we could get. Two of us got our business/work beginnings at the feet of Teague’s leading variety store owner, O.H. Forke (pronounced fork-ee). Of course, a couple of us had early morning paper routes all the way through high school, in addition to other jobs such as Forke’s. Another son was a shoeshine boy at one of the barber shops. And, the youngest managed to get in a little grocery bagging, just like his three older siblings.