Monday, November 14, 2011

Can You Say Giddyup? 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History
Actually my first job was no where near that glamorous. I was a stall mucker for $1.50 a day. Yep, you read that correctly. I cleaned stalls and after I proved myself trustworthy, I was given the responsibilities of feeding and turning out horses and then bringing them back into their stalls in the evening. Rain or shine, I loved every minute of it.

After holding these high responsibilities for a time, I was allowed to excercise some of the horses and then I was taught how to halter break the foals. Around this time I was given a big raise to $3.00 a day. Yeah, that's $3 per day.

It was hard work. I still loved every minute of it. It kept a 14 year old kid busy and created wonderful memories and fabulous opportunities. We'll talk about those another day.

Amy Coffin's series, 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History is a series of blogging prompts that "invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants."

© 2011, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Really, $1.50 a day? Enjoyed this glimpse into Michelle's past!

  2. Wow and I thought my first job was low paying! Good to see you were doing what you loved!

  3. I am willing to bet that there was not a long line of kids waiting for that assignment.

  4. Carol, Really. $1.50 a day. Less Social Security taxes. I had to get a social security number for this job. LOL

    Marian, I was doing what I loved. It was a pivotal time in my life.

    Claudia, Actually there were several kids who would have loved to have this job! In fact, one girl was really, really PISSED at me. It's not good to have a teenage girl pissed off at you! Oh no.