Dick spoke recently with Alissa Braatz about the summer she spent working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska. It was tough, but Alissa has found herself looking back on the experience as a strengthening one now that she's facing a layoff.
Margaret Sudekum responded to Dick's call for other stories of memorable summer work. When she was 16, Margaret took a summer job caring for a woman with quadriplegia named Mrs. Blackburn. Margaret says she learned a few lessons, including the idea that circumstances don't necessarily dictate how you must live your life.