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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

THE CADILLAC OF CRAYONS



OK.  THIS PICTURE JUST MADE ME SMILE ALL OVER!
THIS WAS THE "BEST OF THE BEST!'

WHEN I WAS LITTLE, WE HAD 8 CRAYONS.
RED, BLUE, YELLOW, BROWN, BLACK, GREEN,
PURPLE, AND ORANGE.
THAT WAS IT.

THEN IT GREW TO 16 CRAYONS.
32
48
THEN...THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL
64
WITH A CRAYON SHARPENER IN THE BACK!

I WAS IN 4TH GRADE, AND HAD EARNED $1.00 AT THE SHOP.
I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO SPEND IT.
I WALKED DOWNTOWN TO
SPROUSE REITZ.

I HAD ALREADY SEEN THE CRAYONS, 
AND THE PRICE . . . $1.00.
WHEN I GOT TO THE CASH REGISTER,
THE SALES CLERK SAID,
"THAT WILL BE $1.04."
WHAT????

I SHOWED HER WHERE IT SAID $1.00
ON THE BOX.
SHE TRIED TO EXPLAIN SALES TAX,
BUT I DIDN'T GET IT.

I WENT BACK TO THE SHOP AND TOLD DAD
WHAT HAD HAPPENED.
HE LAUGHED.  
INSTEAD OF GIVING ME $.04 TO TAKE
BACK, I HAD TO WORK FOR IT!

FINALLY, I HAD EARNED THE 4 CENTS,
AND WENT BACK TO CLAIM MY PRIZE!

I WAS THE ENVY OF THE ENTIRE 4TH GRADE CLASS.
I HAD TRULY EARNED THOSE CRAYONS,
PLUS SHARPENER.



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