I was just sitting back thinking about my younger days at the track. We grew up just down the street from Hazel Park Raceway. The year was 1958 and we were about 11 years old when we began selling racing programs to make extra money. Back then we would stand just outside the main gate and ask for programs from those daily double loosers leaving after the first race. In those days racing programs cost just 25 cents so we would turn around and sell them to inbound patrons at a discounted price of only 10 cents. It wouldn't be difficult to make up to $3.00 on any give day, especially from those racing fans who felt sorry for us kids and gave us a quarter. I remember getting a whopping $5.00 tip from a very happy winner. In the late 1950's a young boy could buy a model airplane kit, glue, some penny candy and a coke for around $1.25 - those were some great days!