First Posted: 10/2/2014
By Samantha Weaver
* Considering the ever-increasing cost of postage, you might be surprised to learn that the U.S. Postal Service was free until 1863.
* Milton Hershey, creator of the iconic Hershey Bar and founder of the Pennsylvania company town that bears his name, grew up in a Mennonite family, working on the family farm. He had no formal schooling past the fourth grade. He served as an apprentice to a candy maker, then started his own confectionery. It failed. His second attempt also was a failure. His third attempt in the candy business was such a success that he sold the company for a large profit in 1900. He immediately used the proceeds from that sale to come up with his own formula for milk chocolate and create the Hershey Company.
* Those who study such things say that 20 percent of American men have spent at least one night in jail.
Thought for the day: “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” — Pablo Picasso