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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS


Blog Posted:6/15/2010 6:40:00 PM
Inspired by Debbie Guzzi's newest contest....I was reminded of last summer, and a good example of taking that phrase literally!!! We live in a neighborhood of homes, out in a hilly rural area...perhaps 30 homes on our 1/2 mile circle, each with a little acreage...everyone knows everyone else. Many of us, decided to have a "whole neighborhood" yard sale/and neighborhood party one weekend last summer...ending with a big barbecue at our house. My grandson was staying here for the day, at the time, and was getting rather bored by mid-morning....and was asking when was the party going to start? Well...we still had until 4:00 before everyone at each house was going to "close-up" and bring their pot-luck dishes to our house. So suddenly, Will decided he wanted to sell something too....and got this great idea...a Lemonade Stand! He set up shop....went into business (with a little of my assistance)....and made a ton of money!! People were so kind....and gave him more than the stuff was worth....and he had the best time, and took it all so seriously....wants to know if we are doing it again this year!!! He made a boring lemon day, into a fun memory!! :)...hence the photo!!
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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 5:34:00 PM
    I'm thirsty now Carrie. : )) your grandson is adorable. xoxoxo

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:51:00 PM
    Very amusing Carrie, i am just here snooping on all blogs. but i really liked the tittle, it drew me in. smiles and chuckles to your blog. Have a nice one,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 11:47:00 AM
    Such a cool story! Wonderful handsome grandson! Light & Love

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 7:50:00 AM
    I love the story Carrie-Thanks for sharing it with us!~Tirzah~

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  1. Date: 6/16/2010 12:48:00 AM
    A real Grandma's feelings. But grandma is a grandma

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 10:57:00 PM
    How cute :) I am sure he will remember for a long time that fun day when grandma Carrie helped him in his lemony venture. By the way, Carrie, are there any walnut trees around there? I have been trying to buy walnuts when very fresh and cannot find them anywhere :( My grandma's walnut memories for me...Let me know.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 9:12:00 PM
    Sweet (um, sweetly sour) little tale, Carrie! and thank'ee for commenting to my blog today. YOu are a great friend here at Soup. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 8:00:00 PM
    Sounds like a lot of fun Carrie, and the little fella got some good experience too. agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 6/15/2010 7:45:00 PM
    What a great story Carrie.. I, too, have such wonderful memories of those old fashioned lemonade stands ... and my Mom's homemade brand so special.. a yummy funny memory.. thankxxx for sharing.. with luv.. Linda-Marie.

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