AGING AMERICA: For some blue-collar Americans, retirement is nothing more than elusive dream

  • Article by: EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 31, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, Wash., resident says he has worked as a logger since he was a kid — it's just what an able-bodied youngster was expected to do.

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