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Monday, November 28, 2005

David's First Paycheck

Back in October David started a new day program as his name had finally come up on the waiting list with DDD (Department of Developmental Disabilities). Part of his program is working there assembling toiletry packs for hotels. Well, last week David came home with his first paycheck. From the way he was beaming you'd thought he'd won the lottery! For his 5 hours of work he earned $1.30, with 30 cents being withheld. (That's the amount I made per hour back in the 70's went I was in college and working at Orbach's.) We're so proud of him. He called up his grandparents right away to tell them and the next day he took the check back with him so he could show his friends. Thanksgiving day he sat on the sofa clutching his check so he could show everyone as they arrived. We're just going to frame this one and give him the money. He wants to buy some new games. Yep, David's a working man now!

Copyright © 2005 Deborah Sharp Loeb


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story! Way to go David! (did I just date myself??)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now he can take us out to lunch!! Bravo!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger DSL said...

I think back in my college days I may have had a full lunch at White Castle for a $1.30! Hee-hee.
: )

11:33 PM  

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