When we were at grandpa’s house the kids picked lots of cherries so that they could become rich. When we returned home the kids had a cherry stand that lasted about 30 minutes. I guess the money wasn’t pouring in fast enough. They did “make” $6.00, but once the loot was distributed it didn’t seem like so much. To Grace anyway. You know, after So. much. effort. (can you hear my sarcasm?) One of life’s hard knocks. Can’t make a million from 3 lbs. of cherries.


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    Collegegirl says

    Sounds yummy! If I lived closer I would have bought some. I mean, look at those sweet smiles!

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    the schirano triplets says

    i used to do the same exact thing with lemonade stands when i was little…only last about 20 minutes. it so cute that they tried though! there are kids in my neighborhood that set up a lemonade stand every once in a while and they will stay out there all day long! crazy!

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    Veggie Mom says

    Well, six bucks is six bucks, isn’t it? 🙂 My kids are impatient, too. I wonder how Bill Gates got started? BTW, I *tagged* you in a post this morning–hope you have fun playing along!

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    les_mason_curt says

    I have totally been added to your blogging list, and I LOVE IT! Thanks for the comments too! Kepp up the good work, your blog ROCKS!

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    Brooke says

    What seamed like a good idea at the time doesn’t always work out in the end. We always wanted to have a kool-aid stand. Well my mom would make us buy her sugar and by that time it wasn’t worth it! At least it kept them busy in Utah picking cherries!

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    Mom Taxi Julie says

    I’ll never forget the time we had a lemonaide stand. I think we spend $10 to make .10 cents.

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    Angie says

    What a great idea! Sorry the sales were so lacking. At least you guys have a great memory from it! 🙂

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    Rhonda says

    I think you are awesome! If you won’t point me in the right direction on your blog, well then I’ll just have to do my own homework. You could be one of my winners, you know! You would go down in blog-history to have been selected by moi! (Actually, there aren’t many on my blogroll, so technically….lol)

    Thanks for your awesome comments!

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    Rachel says

    How cute is that picture. I love cherries. We just got and I kid you not like 10 pounds for free from some friends here. We are on cherry overload.


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    Genny says

    But what a fun time, though. My kids have done the lemonade stand, and they didn’t make much, either. I think I was their biggest customer…LOL.

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    Amy says

    It’s so awesome that your kids are doing things like this. They learned a little lesson and were adorable doing it. You should be proud. Thanks for my comment.

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    Mekhismom says

    How cute! When they get older than can take those entreprenurial skills to the next level. I wish I lived close because I would have purchased some.

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    Kerith Collins says

    that is such a great idea…and don’t knock $6.00…all awesome people started somewhere…

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    Rhea says

    A cherry stand is a cute idea! Very original, not the cliched lemonade stand, which we have done, TWICE. Something every child should do at some point…but not over and over again, I say. :o)

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    Simply Stork says

    this reminds me of my sisters kids…they are little business makers…they always have a stand going in her driveway…they are the type of kiddo’s who could pick flowers out of your yard and sell them back to you…and you would gladly do it…(lol) oh the days of the friendly neighborhood lemonaid stand…

    sweet memories :o)


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    Shannon says

    So cute and I wish they had been selling on my street. I would have paid a pretty penny for those cherries!

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    Bonnie the Boss says

    Dang it, and that was my plan!!
    I’ll have to come up with another way to get filthy rich.
    Maybe I could become a mom. That ought to do it, wait, I already do that. I don’t think that is working out so well for me, in the money department I mean.

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    TONYA says

    I would have stopped by to buy some if I lived near you. Good on them for giving it a go. A half hour is a very long time to give it a fair go LOL

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