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August 17, 2005


Robert Fulghum has been posting Postcards from Seattle. I found this one very droll - especially since I assume it's a true story.

Three tousle-haired and bare-footed kids in the nine or ten year old class smile and wave from behind their lemonade stand on a corner not far from my house. They are very proud of their stand and especially their sign. "FRESH COLD LEMONADE 25 CENTS." Every word is spelled correctly and printed neatly. Being a sucker for lemonade stands, I stopped to sample their wares, and complimented them on the sign. "Well, we go to school, you know," said one, somewhat indignant that I would even infer a lack of language skills.

They are doing a booming business, despite the fact that their lemonade is a bit sour. Part of their success is due to their father, supervising in a lawn chair from the shade of a tree several yards behind them. He has what looks like a small plastic water bottle in his hand. Checking to see if the coast is clear, he points to the bottle and flashes a large grin and a small sign at me. "Shot of vodka, $1.00."

Via American Digest.

Posted by joke du jour at August 17, 2005 08:24 PM

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Thanks for the link. You are correct in assuming it is a true story. Fulghum's a pal and we talked about it on the phone before he wrote it up.

Posted by: Van der Leun at August 17, 2005 11:22 PM

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