Young lemonade entrepreneurs evoke memories of yesteryear
Remember those days bygone when we, as youngsters, played businessmen and women?
We would go into the garage on a hot, sunny day, dust off an old card table and a few chairs and drag the furnishings into the driveway. Then we would have mom make a pitcher of lemonade, draw a couple of signs and set up shop. Sometimes, it was at a suggestion from the parents, other times it was our own doing, hoping to score a buck or two to buy some candy. That was about all we could hope to raise since we sold a brimming cup of beverage for a nickel.
Times have changed, or have they?
There are still young entrepreneurs, but the price (like the price of everything else) has risen.
Five grandchildren of Dennis and Alice Fitzpatrick set up shop Aug. 18 in front of grandma’s house on E. Washington St., a prime location to hawk lemonade. And the temperature cooperated as sun, a spike in the humidity and temperature made a glass of lemonade sound refreshing.
For more on this story, see the August 20 issue of the Mt. Pleasant News.