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Old February 5, 2012, 03:26 AM
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Default An unusual kid's business... from 1952!

I was scouting around for interesting businesses, and stumbled across this article about an unusual kid's business, from a newspaper from 1952!

(From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 30, 1952.)



Here's the text...

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Youthful Enterprise

Nine-year-old Russel Green holds up a placard which advertises his unusual business - selling last winter's snowballs in the midst of this summer's heat wave. The ingenious lad stowed away a number of snowballs in his mother's deep freeze unit. His customers show typical reaction to the novelty. The little girl takes a bite out of hers, but the little boy at right thinks it would be more fun to throw it at someone. Russel finds business flourishing outside his Levittown, N.Y., home.

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He's not getting rich at 15 cents a snowball - but I bet he and all the neighborhood kids had a lot of fun!

There may be some twists on this idea... apart from storing snowballs from the winter in your freezer, maybe you could manufacture snowballs in the summer-time? Perhaps start a snowball-throwing summer-time birthday party business?

- Dien
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