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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two Awesome Kids

While riding down Peachtree Battle Street in Atlanta, Mrs. Chaos and I happened across two young kids with a lemonade stand.'s not them. These kids were a bit older.

So we stopped to buy lemonade, thinking we were helping out young entrepeneurs, when we discovered that the purpose of the stand was to raise money not for themselves, but for oil-spill relief! I know! When I was that age, it never would have occurred to me to work for money to give to someone else.

Mrs. Chaos asked the little girl if they had a charity lined up to give the money to, and she said "last night on CNN, they had a number to call, and they gave us a place to send it to." (or words to that effect.

"You watch CNN?!?" I asked the girl.

"Well, my brother was watching."

So, I'm already in awe of these kids, neither of whom could be much more than ten, when their mother came out of the house to tell them to start packing it in. She said that the had brought in around $80 that day, and that a few weeks ago, they had done the same to raise money for Haiti.

I know!

So, if you are near the North side of Atlanta, come down to Peachtree Battle Street, between Moore's Mill Rd and Howell Mill St.* and buy some lemonade. They also have iced tea, and they said they'd have smoothies tomorrow. You'll be glad you did, and you'll meet a couple of awesome kids.

*I know, we have funny street names in Atlanta.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Kids like that make me less fearful of for the future of our country.

Margaret Benbow said...

Didn't Scarlett O' Hara's Aunt Pittypat live on Peachtree Street? Did the Battle part come after Sherman? Just askin.'

Those kids are all right. And I'll bet that lemonade is good.

Professor Chaos said...

There's a good chance she did, since half the streets in Atlanta are named "Peachtree" or some variation like "Peachtree Battle," Peachtree Industrial," etc.
According to Wikipedia:"there are 71 streets in Atlanta with a variant of "Peachtree" in their name.[2] Some of these include Peachtree Creek Road, Peachtree Lane, Peachtree Avenue, Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Drive, Peachtree Plaza, Peachtree Way, Peachtree Memorial Drive, New Peachtree Road, Peachtree Walk, Peachtree Park Drive and Peachtree Valley Road. Others include Peachtree Battle Avenue, commemorating the Battle of Peachtree Creek"