The Old Man on November 6th, 2007
Have you ever heard the saying “Mom will give you a Yankee dime if you kids will do these chores for me!”?
One day our mother told us if we would do these chores for her she would give us a Yankee dime. We asked mom “what is a Yankee dime”? “I’m not going to tell you until you have finished your chores.” She replied. As we got busy, we were talking to each other I asked my brother and sisters “do any of you know what a Yankee dime is?” They both said “Nope!” Someone said maybe it’s a real dime, my Brother said he didn’t know what it was, so we ponder over and over about it. One of my sisters said “it could be cake and ice cream” and then started laughing. What ever it is, mom is probably in the other room laughing. That’s when Johnnie spoke in a loud voice “We are never going to find out if we don’t hurry up and finish the chores”! We finely finished. All of us ran into the other room where mom was waiting. We were all so excited we told her we were done. She said all of you come over here real close to me and I will give you a Yankee dime. So we did, closer she said and then she gave all of us a great big kiss on the cheek and said that is a Yankee dime!