Thursday, July 28, 2011

Plus Tax

For some reason I will never understand, a nickel’s worth of candy always seemed to cost me six cents, and a ten-cent toy cost me twelve. And there I was stuck with a measly 25 cents allowance, fifteen of which my mother made me put in the bank, leaving me with only 10 cents a week in a world where everything came in multiples of six, and a crappy plastic plane that had shot straight down the sewer the first time I tried it.
     One of the big kids found me there crying and fished it out with a rake.


  1. For July, the members of Exquisite Corpse wrote 100 words a day on each letter of the alphabet in turn, plus a few extra characters to round out the month. + was one of those characters.

  2. And what ARE those brown, round things?

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Seems nothing is really as it seems.
    I agree with Roger...what's a penny?

  4. LOL! Great post. If only these things still only cost five and ten cents... and tax were only pennies!

  5. Mom used to give me 10 cents when I was in first grade.

    Tooth Fairy please come and see it when you get a chance. Thanks!


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