This is my twentieth post, for age 20, of the October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Anne McLachlan. My previous posts: Baby Speed Eater, Two Tales, Curls, Most Magical Christmas, Kindergarten, Places, Mental Health in 1969, The Boxcar Children, The Little House Books, Too Thin, Four Square, Curls: Take Two, Scouting, Schools, Sophomore Year, 1979 Book Review, Library Assistant, College Food, and Dear Santa.
I had a knack for getting the coolest sounding jobs in college. One year, I gave tours of an old Corps of Engineering boat on the Riverfront in front of the St. Louis Arch. For my senior year, I had a split-shift job in the radiology department at Washington University Medical School — I woke up the computers in the morning and put them to bed at night.
But the best job was working concessions at The Muny. I worked there all three summers of college. This picture is from the middle summer, 1982.
For those of you who don’t know St. Louis, The Muny is an enormous outdoor theater that shows a different musical production each week in the summer. For those of you who do know St. Louis, I worked in the concession stand at the back in the parking lot. It was the best, and wildest, spot to work because the bosses rarely made the trek up the hill to check on us.
Unlike most of my co-workers, I made a point to see the shows at some point during the week. I could never quite catch the first five minutes after intermission when we were shutting down the stand, but otherwise I saw nearly every show for three summers.
What was your best job in high school or college?