Throwback Thursday 15 September 2016
I would like to go way back today. Way back to before I was eight years old. If you look closely at the picture here, you may see my pet dinosaur nearby.
This particular photo was taken at our baseball end-of-season picnic. We had a parade featuring the Atlanta Braves mascot Chief Knoca Homa. I am not sure how it is spelled.
My mother took this picture. I am the one wearing the green windbreaker. Shortly after she took the pictures, she went home. We were going to have a picnic. My mom had made a great big bowl of potato salad for me to take.
While I was at the picnic, my mother spoke to my Aunt Mary Ann about the picnic and found out that the picnic was to be a fundraiser for the baseball league and that there was a charge for the picnic.
I did not know this either and was in line at the picnic to get food. I was hungry after my team’s game in the tournament. It takes a lot of energy to keep a bench from flying away during a game.
I was standing in line when I found out there was a charge. I did not know what to do. I was hungry and had no money. I started to cry. A man and his wife were behind me in line and he told me not to worry about it, he would pay for it.
Well, he paid for it and I got to eat. While I was eating, my mother pulled up and gave me money for the food. I found the man and gave him back his money. He was very nice.
This is why I feel so bad for all the kids who are denied food at school because there is not enough money on their debit cards. I think we should make all school meals free for all.
What about you, did you ever have a similar experience?
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