It wasn't all bad
LaVerne and Beverly Maves of Edgerton, Wis., certainly know the meaning of dedication. LaVerne, 87, and Beverly, 82, have been handling the same newspaper route for 54 years, delivering the Wisconsin State Journal every single day—other than during a blizzard last year and LaVerne’s heart surgery in 1996. The couple began the pre-dawn route in 1953 to earn extra cash, with Beverly rolling and bagging the papers and LaVerne tossing them from the car. We didn’t think we’d do it very long— just to get over the hump, Beverly said. "Neither one of them can barely walk anymore," said one long-time customer, "but I’ll be danged if they don’t deliver that newspaper every morning."