Yesterday, E* declared he was sick and that he wasn't going to school the next day.
Strange for a boy who won't miss school, even when I offer it.
Then, he slept all afternoon...and most of this morning.

So, I promised him some Mc Donalds after I ran a couple of errands.
Last stop was the Golden Arches drive thru.  
But as I was just about to pass the building I saw a wise, old man with a VFW Cap and
a bucket full of poppies in his hands.
I pulled over into a parking space...and hopped out...gleefully!

As I handed him a donation and he handed me a flower, I gushed 
how I "never see you guys any more!"  He got a chuckle out of that.
I went on to explain how my grandmother and mother always bought poppies for their cars.
A couple of months ago, I got a new car and I had to transfer my old, sad looking flower into the new car.  He replied, "Well, then, have another!"
I said I would give it to Ken for his car.  Though I bet my mom would cherish is more.

Then, I smiled all the way home.
As we feasted on fries and burgers that I had purchased using snoopy money,
I told Evan about this past of ours...and this gentleman I had spoken with for a brief moment.

The three bucks I gave him far outweighed the 3 dollars I spent on a burger and fry.
And...My new car has a new Poppy and I got to share a family story with E*.

I love Poppies!
And my family and their values.


MariLynn said...

That is an awesome story. You should have bought one more poppy to put on a card!!:)

Marie97 said...

Lovely story! I look for the poppies too!

TFS from BIF

Susan said...

how wonderful! do you know, my Prius never got a poppy. I'd better start looking for them

Tammy said...

Good of you to support our veterans!

Norma said...

Aww such a sweet story and I LOVE LOVE the color of those poppies!! Have a great evening.

Tanya said...

I remember those poppies as well and haven't seen them in years. I'm glad that you were able to get one for your new car :)


KimberlyRae said...

My husband always finds these somewhere and brings them home. Great Story TFS ;p

Haidee said...

Sigh, you had my heart warm. isn't it wonderful to tell a story with a great meaning behind it? TFS
from BIF group

Sukie said...

Awww, thanks for sharing the sweet story with us! BIF

Raven B said...

What a cool story! Thank you so much for sharing!!


Crafting with Darcy said...

Thanks for sharing your story!
Darcy BIF

Anonymous said...

What a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

What a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us.