Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sentimental Sunday... The Hero Was a Young Entrepreneur

While I was still playing with paper dolls, my Hero was already figuring out how to make money. During the summer of his 8 and 9th years, he and his brother would make a lemonade stand.  It would last until mom recognized her glasses outside.  He branched out in his Junior High years.  His dad would bring home sugar cane from a farm near by and the Hero would stand on the side of the street with a sign... "For Sale" and sale his sugar cane stalks.  He would tell me this story every time we would go to Louisiana and see the sugar cane fields.  He was proud of understanding Free Enterprise at an early age.
Oh Grandchildren, I have a wealth of stories to tell you about your GranddadE and his ability to dream and endeavor to achieve.  He knew how to work and taught his children how to work.  He did not believe in sitting back and letting life come to you. He was out making life happen.
Let it be a lesson for you. Never give up trying to do better.


  1. That reminds me of the tale that my brother-in-law used to 'acquire' avocados from 'nearby' and sell them on the street corner in his neighborhood. :-)
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Theresa, things were a lot different back then.