Bruce and Carol Davidson are proud, lifelong Troy Trojans and Bruce is a lifelong subscriber to the Dayton Daily News. STAFF PHOTO / SARAH FRANKS
Photo: Sarah Franks
Photo: Sarah Franks

Lifelong subscriber is 1944 paper boy still hooked on ‘funnies’ today

Troy resident Bruce Davidson loves to read the Dayton Daily News and says the paper is “part of my life. I love it.”

“I love every morning, getting my paper and going out and setting on the porch. I read the paper all the way through,” he said.

Davidson’s first memories with the Dayton Daily News was as an 8-year-old newspaper delivery boy with his older sister in 1944.

He didn’t know it then, Davidson said, but that paper route taught him a lot about hard work, people and their personalities, and even then, his love for reading the daily newspaper. Like many lifelong subscribers, Davidson began reading the paper habitually because of the “funnies,” and occasionally sifting through the sports section while helping his sister on the route. Over time, Davidson began reading the entire paper cover to cover and continues to do so today.

Proud lifelong Trojans, Davidson and his wife, Carol Davidson, live in a pond-side residential neighborhood in Troy. Bruce’s ideal reading spot every morning is on their porch, overlooking the pond and if it’s a Sunday edition of the Dayton Daily News, the Davidson’s children will almost always be at their side for a visit.

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