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My First Job: Dorothy Rother

Oct. 28, 2010 at 5:28 a.m.
Updated Oct. 30, 2010 at 5:30 a.m.

Dorothy Rother

Name: Dorothy Rother

Age: 73

City of residence: Hallettsville

Current title: Farmer and rancher

First job: My first paying job was at a nursery. I babysat two boys and, when I finished with that, helped pot plants.

What it taught me: It helped me with my cooking and babysitting skills but, being the oldest child in my family, I already knew most of that. What I really learned was how to take care of plants and flowers. At one time, I knew the name of all the plants.

My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.

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