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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

Hashtag this: Work ethic never grows old


January 30, 2020

COTTAGE GROVE — I recently saw a post on the Cottage Grove community page from a teenager looking for work. It did my heart good to remember my younger days trying to scratch together some money for something I wanted at the time.

My dad was born early enough to feel the crash when it came in 1929. It didn’t help that his dad died a few years later, leaving my grandmother with three kids and not very much else.

He grew up a “Depression kid” and learned the value of a buck. He had a very strong work ethic and had a paper route and all sorts of other odd jobs to help the family.

He br...

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