Thursday, June 1
The one thing I can't say "no" to
A kid selling lemonade by the side of the road.

This isn't the one I stopped at yesterday, it's big business compared to the one in my 'hood. But the expression on their faces is about the same--hopeful, expectant, eager to please.

The big secret is kids don't realize us grown-ups will pay whatever they charge. My cold-but-watered-down serving set me back just 50 cents, and I got to keep the real cup they used (did mom know they were giving away their little brother's sippee cups? lol...I'll return it, no need for those anymore).

Gosh, it brought back great summer memories of me doing the same thing with my sister and brother or friends. This was a summertime tradition. We baked brownies, too, and I'm quite sure we never recouped our investment, not financially anyway. But, oooooooohhh, the fun, the thrill of the sale! The satisfaction when someone stopped to buy!!

Hope this is one thing you won't say no to'll make their day, but I bet it makes yours even more ;).

  Into the pensieve on Thursday, June 01, 2006
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At June 01, 2006, Blogger Wendy aka Cheeky said...

Oh my kids LOVE to have lemonade stands! They have so much fun with it. And yes, we will pay whatever they ask (cause we are suckers).

Thanks for stopping by - I will be back :)

At June 01, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

Welcome Cheeky...oh, yeah, it took me a while to figure out YOU were cheeky! lol

At June 01, 2006, Blogger Wendy aka Cheeky said...

I was born and raised in NC. Moved all over (CT,SC,GA,the hubby was in the Navy for 10 years).

Most recently I lived in Charleston, SC (if you hang out at the blog you will learn how much I LOVE CHARLESTON) but moved to Minneapolis, MN this past December (still following the hubby around just not with the Navy anymore)- umm can we say too much snow (and they called this a "mild" winter - I don't think so).

At June 01, 2006, Blogger Mia said...

I can never pass them up either.

At June 01, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

Ooooo, Cheeky, guess where I'm headed on Sunday??! :) ;) :O And I think it's one of the greatest cities in the world (headed to the coast, actually, but not without a stop downtown, too). What can I pick up for ya? Personally, I'm feeling the pain of your most recent move.

At June 01, 2006, Blogger Wendy aka Cheeky said...

OOOHHHH I am Sooooooooo Jealous! (you have no idea)

If ya go downtown - stop by market street sweets (ya know by the market) and get yourself a fresh praline ....that is a little slice of heaven right there!

At October 11, 2006, Blogger Malissa said...

I always feel guilty when I don't stop! It seems they are always on the busiest streets and stopping is not easy!

At October 17, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and then they have their little sign about their good cause - my dh has been known to hand over 10 bucks for 2 cups of lemonade b/c he can't stand to dissapoint.
The kids down the street give coupons for your "next visit"


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