After two hours of sunny swimming, warm water, and private lessons, the little lady's $.75 was demanding a use.
She came back with three Laffy Taffy foot-long treats. Her little brother protested, and I generously pulled a quarter out of my wallet and sent him off with his older brothers as helpers. He was given the words to say, "Can I have a green apple taffy please?"
But when he got to the counter he made his calculations and spoke for himself, boldly telling the life guard he'd like TWO Laffy Taffies. She looked at his quarter and apparently didn't buy his confidence. He came back with one.
I read about Butch Cassidy and how he liked boldness in those he robbed. A train-master wouldn't open the money car for him so his posse used dynamite. When one of the villains went to shoot the man who was unconscious but not dead, Butch stopped him.
Butch told him the man deserved to live for his courage
If I were that life guard, I just might have given Timmy two, for his pluck...it may come in handy someday if he ever meets up with a band of train robbers.
And for those of you wondering how we are out here in North Dakota, we're alive and well. I hope to write more in the days ahead....thank you for your prayers!