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Your Opinion: Industrious children impress shopper

Your Opinion: Industrious children impress shopper

November 20th, 2012 by Vicki Neely, Tebbetts in News

Dear Editor:

Thursday morning while shopping at a dollar store, I noticed a young lady with three small children.

I would guess their ages to be 3, 5 and 7.

At check out, I happened to be in line behind this family. I heard the mother tell the oldest child to add up enough money, in his head, to pay the cashier the amount on the screen.

I walked up to the young woman and said, "I am impressed." She replied that the money was earned by picking up walnuts. I was even more impressed.

This observation reminded me of a culture associated with the days of the simple one-room school house. It is a blessing to know there are still children who are learning the value of and rewards directly associated with work.

I give thanks for that young family.