|During the summers of my youth, young folks looked
forward to reaching an age at which they could work at a packing shed
during the summer and earn some 'pocket money'. Working age was
arbitrary but the more strenuous jobs went to the older kids.
Being a basket boy was a tough job since hours were spent sending down
baskets from a loft in which temperatures would often be well over 100 degrees.
Fifty cents an hour was a good wage and ringers were paid by the number of
rings they completed.
Each shed had its own brightly colored label which was affixed by hand. Today these are collectibles selling on auction sites for up to $50.00.
(Share your peach shed memories on The Front Porch, a Perry community forum).
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