Making $5.25 as a ski lift operator at Lake Eden

Not content with twelve years of misery, I immediately set out about preparing for university. I did this by trying to earn enough money to attend on my own expense. The job by which I planned to accomplish this was ‘Ski-lift Operator’ at a local hill called  It was fun and the work was easy, with a salary of $ 5.25/hr, I was on the fast road to success.

However, that was soon to end. Like a ruthless predator, spring pounced upon the poor unsuspecting winter and shredded the season to a climatic end with its sunshine and balmy breezes. The water ran like the blood of the slaughtered down the slopes of the hill.

W. Steven Schneider

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