Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lemonade Stand

Lately there seems to be a lot of lemonade stand stuff popping up around me. I think the first time I noticed it was at Applebee's where they had an actual stand when you first walk in. It was to help raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand which is a childhood cancer fundraiser.

Anyways, seeing all this lemonade stuff just sparked a childhood memory for me. My friend and I decided to do a lemonade stand. I'm not sure exactly how old were were but I'm thinking I was either 2nd or 3rd grade since we moved from that neighborhood the summer after 3rd. I'm not sure where we got the lemonade from, I think my mom might have had it (it was the powered kind). I remember riding my bike around and putting up signs when some guy yelled at me that it was illegal for me to put up a sign on the power pole.

Seriously? Yelling at a little kid for that? Someone was having a bad day.

Eventually we got our stand all set up and I remember a nice couple driving by and they stopped, got out and bought 2 cups. They visited with us a bit and then drove off. I'm pretty sure they were our only customers. I remember feeling disappointed and we ended up drinking all the lemonade we had made ourselves.

I've seen kids with lemonade stands and I've never stopped. How about you?

ETA: check out this DIY Lemonade Stand!Pin It


Chris H said...

don't see that around here!
Kids do sell fruit on the side of the road though, and flowers.
I think drinks are not allowed as they could be 'tampered' with?

I have never stopped.... sad I know.

Melissa G. said...

My husband and I were driven away from our wedding to our reception on the back of a friend's convertible. He stopped at a lemonade stand and bought us lemonade... what a fun memory that I haven't thought of in a while! Friday is our 5th anniversary -- I'll have to remind my husband of our lemonade stand stop!

Andrea said...

I almost always stop. Last week I stopped at one and the I was going to give the kids $.50 rather than the $.25 they were charging. Then one of the kids said "The last customer just gave us $5.00! I had to get back in the car and scrounge around for some change.

Aimee said...

There have been a few in our 'hood and I walk over and buy a cup now and then. It's important to give them some fun memories. :)

Elizabeth said...

Some of my fondest memories of my childhood was my yearly lemonade stand. I ended up doing it so often that for my birthday when I was 5 or 6 my grandfather built me a little wooden stand with a counter and shelves under and everything!

I always stop at lemonade stands when I see one in hope that I can give those kids the same cherished memories that people gave me.

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