When I was a kid I wanted to make money and sell things. I was able to do this a couple of ways. My Mom would load up a wagon full of popcorn and sodas and the other was a lemonade stand. My sister and I would go to my dad’s softball days and sell to the spectators. It was a big deal for me. It was so uncomfortable to ask people if they would like something to eat or drink. The fact is, they actually were hungry and thirsty and glad to see us! All we had to do was ask.
Our business grew. My sister and I set up at lunchtime on the steps outside the county courthouse and sell to everyone. I’ll never forget the time our picture showed up in the local newspaper. I felt famous!
It crazy how things come full circle. Now my kids are asking to sell hot chocolate on the corner of our street. It’s great to see kids have a sense of adventure and being entrepreneurs. More important, it can really teach them the value of hard work. Sitting out in the blazing sun for $5.00 in quarters shows you the value of what things “cost”.
I have a whole new appreciation for those folks at the ballpark yelling,”Popcorn! Peanuts! Sodas!”
This original drawing is now available for sale on a first come first first serve basis. Prints will be available soon.