I know this one got by the spell check, but I am surprised it made it past the editing staff.
When I was in my early teens in St. Clairsville, I used to carry this newspaper. My route number was StC #6, I averaged around 56 customers and the monthly subscription cost was $2.17.
I had considered carrying The Intelligencer & Wheeling News-Register but The Times Leader always seemed to have more hometown news -- plus it was published in the city (Martins Ferry) where I was born.
A few days ago I rode my bike through town and I easily remembered most of the names of my customers as I passed each house.
In my memory, it was always felt like an unending glorious sprawl, but last weekend it seemed so much smaller and certainly more finite.