Looking Back: A holiday paper carrier

Bill Westman sends a note with the Daily News clipping above: “Attached is a photo of my sister Shelley (Ralston) Westman, who was a carrier for the Daily News in Aqualane Shores back in the late 1960s. This photo was printed in the paper on Christmas Eve 1969. The caption mentions the Santa outfit given to Clyde, the dog, by Shelley’s customers.

Bill Westman sends a note with the Daily News clipping above: “Attached is a photo of my sister Shelley (Ralston) Westman, who was a carrier for the Daily News in Aqualane Shores back in the late 1960s. This photo was printed in the paper on Christmas Eve 1969. The caption mentions the Santa outfit given to Clyde, the dog, by Shelley’s customers.

Bill Westman sends a note with the Daily News clipping at left: “Attached is a photo of my sister Shelley (Ralston) Westman, who was a carrier for the Daily News in Aqualane Shores back in the late 1960s. This photo was printed in the paper on Christmas Eve 1969. The caption mentions the Santa outfit given to Clyde, the dog, by Shelley’s customers. I was also a carrier during the same era, covering a 10-mile route in Port Royal. At the time the paper was delivered in the afternoon and the Sunday edition was delivered on Saturday. Our earnings ranged from $1.60 to $2.00 per day. Shelley continues to serve the community and has been a registered nurse in Naples for 30 years, currently working with Dr. Raymond Phillips. She and her husband, John, have raised four children (all in their 20s). I thought this might be a good photo to reprint at some point.” Thanks to Bill, who works in sales and marketing for a developer, R & D Companies. Readers with local memorabilia to share for this feature are encouraged to call the Perspective editor at 263-4773.

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