Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Bucket People

When my daughter was about 5 years old, she was intrigued, entranced and fascinated by “The Bucket People”.

She wanted to know who they were, where they came from, what they did with the money and how much she could give them.

At the time, I was a single mom with 2 little girls, working 2 jobs and paying out a whole buttload of money for childcare. Things were a little tight - but not too tight to give our change to the Bucket People.

We were almost through Christmas shopping and Julie was bugging me and bugging me and bugging me to give money to the Bucket People.

I gave her and her older sister each $20.00 to go into Long’s Drug Store to buy a present for me. I told Julie that she could give the change to the Bucket People.

She and her sister were gone a LONG time, but she finally came skipping out of the store, ran up to the bucket and shoved what looked like a wad of money into the opening. She told the Bucket Person, “Merry Christmas.” He told her, “God Bless You and Merry Christmas.”

That was the year I got a $.98 pencil for Christmas.

God Bless Us Every One.


Karmyn R said...

That warms my heart.

laurie said...

wow. you raised your girls right.

mjd said...

Yes, God bless us everyone. That is the best present ever.

Crown Princess said...

lil man loves the bucket people too. you must have done something right if lil man is turning out sooo good :-)

Debs said...

That is the best Christmas story! :D

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh. How lovely are your kids?
Poor mummy, but, how lovely. :D

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