In early days a milk route man would help milk,
take a route out, go to the milkhouse on the farm –
put in a full day's work: pitch hay,
detassel corn, saw wood, spud potatoes.
My dad hired Seventh Day Adventists
who would work on Sunday without complaint.
One reminisces: "As I think back, I realize
I should have accommodated your needs
for Saturday workers." Dad: "I thought so at the
time, but I tried to respect your Saturday off
and one needs to be firm: because you can
always find a reason to work on Saturday,
just like you can always find a reason
to work on every other day of the week!"

2024 Jacqueline Jackson

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