When I was a boy way back in the latter half of the 1960’s, folks got their local news by reading their hometown newspaper. Your favorite AM radio station would keep you informed with major news headlines at the top of the hour, but if you really wanted to know what was going on in the country and around the world, you’d have to catch the nightly ten o’clock news on your black and white TV on ABC, NBC, or CBS. Other than the weekly and monthly magazines you could subscribe to or read at the public library, that was pretty much it.
When I peddled the Holdenville Daily News five days a week through the eight blocks of my hometown’s downtown for twenty cents per copy, half of which I got to keep, I figured there’d always be a need for boys to deliver the news to the inquiring crowds.
Was I ever wrong.