Below is a picture of my nephews. I love and miss them.
Unfortunately, being that I live quite a distance away from them I can only afford to go see them a couple times a year at most.
Perrin, the eldest, will be 6 next week. He just started Kindergarten in August and from what I hear so far, he loves it. He obviously takes after his uncle in that he’s both a gentleman and a scholar.
And now, at least according to the text I got from my sister-in-law last week, he has added pie salesman to his resume’.
I should have realized that it was coming, but I guess it’s been so long since I’ve been in school that I’d completely forgotten about the fundraisers.
You remember those, don’t you? The school would send each kid home with a few boxes of overpriced chocolate bars, magazine subscription forms or trench coats lined with genuine gold Rolleks watches (NYC area schools only) that each child would then attempt to sell to their relatives and neighbors in order to not only raise money for the school, but also to win fabulous prizes, most of which retailed for about $4.99.
What usually ended up happening, at least in the case of the chocolate bars, was that you either “accidentally” ate all the candy yourself and your parents had to pay for it OR your dad took the merchandise into his office and displayed it on his desk in plain view of the
office fattie big-boned guy with the glandular issues; possibly deploying a small oscillating fan for scent wafting purposes.
I guess I’m at the age now where I get to be the one to help support my nephews in their scholarly pursuits via the purchasing of assorted baked and candied goods on a semi-regular basis. I have the feeling that in a few years after all of my nephews are in school, I’m going to need to rent a small trailer for my car when I go home for visits in order to haul all of the frozen cookie dough, popcorn tins and my 40 subscriptions to Vibe back to Nashville.
In the meantime, if any of you live in Fort Wayne, Indiana or its surrounding areas and are in the market for some pie (I’m getting a caramel apple walnut and a pecan myself), hit me up. I know a guy.
What were some of the favorite fundraising items that you remember selling for your school when you were a kid?
Seriously, does anyone want to buy a pie or two?
Does anyone have cuter nephews than me? The only answer that will be accepted is no, no I do not.