Yummy Apple
by Karla ° Sunday, October 14, 2007
The weather here yesterday was cloudy and gray. The chilly fall wind reminded me that our patio furniture needs to be stored away for the winter and the dampness in the air made me long for the protective warmth of a blanket around my shoulders.

Mark and I were putting our patio furniture in the garage and making plans for mugs filled with steaming cocoa followed by an afternoon nap when two little boys dressed in the tell-tale brown and blue uniform of Beaver Scouts ambled up our driveway, each with a basket of apples wrapped around their arms.

“Would you like to make a donation for an apple?” asked one of the boys shyly.

Reaching into is pocket, Mark pulled out a shiny loonie and dropped it into the coin slot of the boy’s tin can. With a chest puffed out in pride and eyes filled with delight, the other boy reached a mitten-covered hand in his basket and handed me a shiny red apple.

“Thank you for your donation for a yummy apple,” he said with a nervous giggle.

That apple warmed my heart and tasted sweeter than any old cup of cocoa ever could.


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aww, what a sweet boy. One day you and Nate will be doing something like that, and he will warm someone's heart just as much :)
Posted by Anonymous Shannon :  October 14, 2007

Too cute!

This yank needs to know what exactly a "loonie" is! I know it's money, but how much?

Not that I'm trying to see if Mark is a cheapskate, but just curious!
Posted by Blogger Gina :  October 14, 2007

That's cool. I wish our Boy Scouts would do that. Instead, they go door to door selling popcorn. It wouldn't be so bad, but it's WAYYYY EXPENSIVE, and not that good. I paid ten bucks last year for a little box of microwave popcorn! Crazy!
Posted by Blogger Christi :  October 14, 2007

ah yes, us Canadians and all of our crazy coin names.

A loonie is $1.00.

Now that you mention it though Gina, I wonder what the going rate of an apple is these days?
Posted by Blogger karla :  October 14, 2007

That's the most Canadian story I've ever heard.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  October 14, 2007

Yay! Apple day is so cute. The little beavers got me outside of Tim Hortons yesterday. Such pride they have when shining those apples up for us. Who cares that we had been apple picking just the day before.
Posted by Anonymous heather :  October 14, 2007

That very true, donations warm the heart.

p.s I had to look up what a loonie was hahaha
Posted by Anonymous Karen :  October 14, 2007

If you buy a Grannie Smith apple here in the store, they are about 45 to 50 cents each...

I've seen those little boys and they area always so adorable and proud of themselves when you buy one of their apples.
Posted by Blogger H :  October 15, 2007

I love buying from kids, the thing is, in our neighborhood they seem to be carrying catalogs with the lowest priced items being $22 candles. Sigh.
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  October 15, 2007

I just like the name "Beaver Scouts". It brings extremely cute uniforms and little guys to mind.
Posted by Blogger Brandy :  October 15, 2007

if you were a food....you would be cheese! because cheese can be sexy (fondu) nurterning (grilled cheese) funky (bleu cheese) funny (swiss cheese) and animal friendly (dog cheese) plus you already have baby cheese at home (like baby swiss)...or you would be cheesecake..because i just can't get enough of you and you make me feel soooo good while i eat it


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