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Letter to the Editor

I was a scooper

Larry Steiger
Posted 1/21/22

Liberty

To the editor:

I was a scooper the first ten years of my life growing up in Swan Lake in the 1950’s. I didn’t know I was a scooper but I was. We lost the farm to the bank …

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I was a scooper

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Liberty

To the editor:

I was a scooper the first ten years of my life growing up in Swan Lake in the 1950’s. I didn’t know I was a scooper but I was. We lost the farm to the bank and moved to Monticello when I was ten. I stopped being a scooper because now I lived in “town”.

At fifteen, I moved to NYC, where my friends there told me everyone living upstate was a scooper. I moved back to Monticello when I was twenty five and stopped being a scooper. Then I moved to the western part of the county, was a scooper for the third time, and finally moved to Liberty village, where I stopped being a scooper.

I’m an old man now, happy I can walk to stores, the library, markets and restaurants. But sometimes I think I may want to move out to the country and, you know, be a scooper again. Guess what…I can’t afford to be a scooper anymore!!

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  • swhite747

    LMAO. Haven't heard the word 'SCOOPER' in quite awhile. Those of us who used the term thought it was acceptible to describe a certain group of people. In truth, it was those that used it that were small-minded. And by the way, the Larry Steiger I know was a trend-setter and would have been at the top of the SCOOPER chain.

    Steve White

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