Errand Boy (story #25)

As a five year old, my grandpa Wilson was often sent to the grocery store alone. His mom would get out a handkerchief and put some carefully calculated coins in it. She would hand him a list of groceries and tell him to give the coins and the list to the lady at the store. Not knowing how to count or what the list said, he just handed it to the shop keeper. If his mom had given him a few cents extra the store lady would simply tie the extra change up in the handkerchief and send it back. If he had not brought enough change, she would send home a note telling his mom what she owed. Later on he ran even bigger errands for his dad. At ten, my grandpa was sometimes sent with money to buy cigarettes or a six pack of beer. Things were different in the 50’s.

Published by brainchildgalore

I am an art enthusiast who loves many forms of art such as watercolor, drawing, writing, and much more. Here on my blog, I try to show a snippet of my hobbies and artistic endeavors. My life vision is to turn everything into an artistic version of itself, living a life that allows me to be the person God made me to be, and do my best work. Quote of the month "To see the person you will be in 5 years, examine the books you read, the TV shows you watch, and the friends you keep. They will show you a reflection of your future." - a wise person.

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