Oddly, one of my most profound memories/traditions during summer is going to WalMart during the day with my mom when she isn’t working, which is exactly where we were when I stumbled upon this task. As we were leaving, the Meat begged us to go to the Family Fun Arcade which had been newly installed in our WalMart. Having nothing but time on our hands, my mother obliged and let us run off. Once I saw it, the Hallelujah chorus began playing in my head… a gumball machine with only one gumball left. It wasn’t just any gumball either; it was the most coveted gumball of all, the jumbo gumball. Just 50 cents and it would be mine… along with #69. I admit, it is somewhat cheating… the whole point of this goal was to sit at a gumball machine with a roll of quarters and go to town. However, like most everyone else, I am not made of money… so sometimes you have to get a little creative. In the end, I was satisfied, and so was the Meat… he got to keep the gumball. Check and check.
Love & Summer,
P.S. The scarf that I’m wearing is the one that I got from the thrift store!