Will work for summer: First job nostalgia

Summer is here, and most of Oak Cliff’s youth is basking in three months of unadulterated freedom. But for the industrious ones looking to pocket some extra cash, it means trading in schoolbooks for job applications. From lifeguards to lemonade stands, kids at all different ages seek seasonal work to save up for everything from candy to cars. Here, some of our prominent and longtime neighbors share their memories of working hard for the summer, why they did it and what they learned.

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Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs at Mickey D’s.
 U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey steams a dress at Veronica’s, a quinceañera and wedding shop on Jefferson Boulevard, as part of his pledge to spend time in his constituents’ work shoes. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey still works odd jobs.
 Life-long Oak Cliff resident John Stolly worked at the Foodbasket grocery store on Fort Worth Avenue. (Photo courtesy of John Stolly)
Life-long Oak Cliff resident John Stolly worked at the Foodbasket grocery store.
David Grover with dripping ice cream
Oak Cliff resident David Grover dishes on Baskin and Robbins.
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