School bake sale today. Julian helped run the table, hawked baked goods, took orders, collected money, made change, and was in HEAVEN doing it all. My son, the businessman…making his mama proud.
I contributed homemade Pumpkin Spice Bread with Chocolate Chips (no nuts allowed at school). Individually wrapped slices for immediate nom-nom-nom – a bargain at 50 cents each. Sold out fast.
We might be onto something here.
Barrettes with ribbons, cotton candy, all different types of hats, tourist T-shirts, pontoon boat rides, Balboa Bars, corn dogs, beer, my modeling services, frozen yogurt, espresso, ability to read a train schedule, customer service skills, Levi’s jeans, Air Jordans, DKNY dresses, fancy watches, go-go dancing, Spanish TV acting skills, 1000lbs. of frozen pork butt, picnic hams, tripe, soy sauce, other perishable and dry foodstuffs in bulk, SCSI cables, RAID towers, web design/development, baby gear, bicycles, compostable trash bags coconut oil.
From today’s New York Times:
October 14, 2008
Bulls, Bears, Donkeys and Elephants
By TOMMY McCALL
Since 1929, Republicans and Democrats have each controlled the presidency for nearly 40 years. So which party has been better for American pocketbooks and capitalism as a whole? Well, here’s an experiment: imagine that during these years you had to invest exclusively under either Democratic or Republican administrations. How would you have fared?
As of Friday, a $10,000 investment in the S.& P. stock market index* would have grown to $11,733 if invested under Republican presidents only, although that would be $51,211 if we exclude Herbert Hoover’s presidency during the Great Depression. Invested under Democratic presidents only, $10,000 would have grown to $300,671 at a compound rate of 8.9 percent over nearly 40 years.