Paper Routes & Jelly Doughnuts

Heritage2Legacy Podcast #4

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Gil Moegerle

Book Prompt 4 of 10
Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins [Review]

Theme:  First Jobs

“Paper Routes and Jelly Doughnuts”

Dad always held two jobs during my childhood.  He worked hard and served well. He was a leading salesman at Liberty Baking Company that provided door-to-door retail bakery products back in the day and later at the Taylor Dairy that provided the same service for dairy products. On his days off he sold door-to-door, the products of Tom Bradshaw’s small downtown bakery – Oram’s Donuts.

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I learned my first lessons in what was to become my profession – marketing and communications – listening to him interact with his customers. Dad never studied the PR theory, “Communicate the customer experience of the product more than product facts.” He never heard “Sell the sizzle not the steak.” yet how many times I heard dad say, “How about some warm, fresh-baked donuts today?   Listen to the rest of Gil’s H2L story here.

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Join us on the journey to archive family stories for our children and/or grandchildren.   For this example,  begin by simply answering the question –  What was your first job?  Now write down some facts about that job – How did you get the job?  Did you enjoy it?  Do you remember something interesting/funny/scary that happened on the job?  Don’t worry about the finished published look of your story – we’ll get to that later.  Right now, simply write or record one simple memory – a moment.  You can do it!

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