Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting or reading as much as I used to. I haven’t lost interest in Blogging I assure you. Between trying to take care of my plants and school coming to an end for the year, I just haven’t had as much time as I need to properly Blog. I hate just tossing out a post that rambles just like I am doing at the moment. Haha
So my oldest son went off to Palmetto Boys State this weekend. He will be gone all week. Did I mention that he was one of three boys selected from his school to go? I’m not bragging, I’m just saying…..Ok I am bragging but as a parent it is legal. It is a weeklong event up at the State House in Columbia SC. I am hoping that he gets to meet our Governor but if not I am sure he will meet some other politicians.
I had an awesome day at the Charleston Farmers Market even though it rained on us twice. Because we have so many daylilies blooming, I also went to my favorite (not) flea market to sell some of them. I know I have told you about that place before because of all the strange sightings there but this one takes the cake. Picture this:
A man driving a Moped. So far so good. But wait, There was a second person riding on the back. A woman wearing a halter top and Daisy Dukes puffing on a cigarette. But wait, there’s more. They were pulling a trailer with a pen full of bunnies that they were going to sell. I kid you not. Need I say more about that market? And there is lots more I could tell, I assure you.
But since I was there I might as well make the most of it right. For starters I did my good deed for the day. There was a young Mexican boy selling watermelons next to me. His family actually had a larger stand on the far side of the market. After he sold a few watermelons he went inside the market and spent all the money on some CD’s. His father saw the CD’s and made the boy return with him to their main booth. So this big table of watermelons was left there all alone.
People kept coming up and wanting to buy the melons and some were contemplating stealing them so I started taking money for them. After all they only belonged to "Mexicans" as someone said. After a few hours the man came to take the mellons back to his main booth and I could see him shaking his head because he noticed that a lot of them were gone. When he got to the stand, I pulled a wad of money out of my pocket and handed it to him. He couldn’t stop saying thank you and he gave me a free watermelon. Sweet!!
I had several bouquets of zinnias for sale as well as the daylilies. I usually sell them for 5.00 a bunch at the other market but I was hoping for three at this one. This little girl came up and stood there admiring one of the bouquets and asked me how much they were. She was a pretty little girl but she wasn’t smiling. When she spoke I could see why. She had really crooked teeth which she tried to conceal while she was talking. It was obvious that she was self conscious about her teeth.
Before I could tell her the price, her mother snapped: “come on, we aint got no money to spend on flowers.” I quickly grabbed the flowers and handed them to the little girl and said “here they are free for you.” She got the biggest grin on her face as she ran to catch up with her family. Her mother stopped and turned around and quietly said Thank you. I saw them several times after that and each time, that little girl was holding those flowers like they were worth a million bucks and still grinning from ear to ear. It is such a shame that this little girl’s beauty may only be seen by a few but rest assured that God sees it.
Oh and as for sales there....I almost sold out.
Have a Great day,