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A delightful experience buying bananas

August 5, 2013
A delightful experience buying bananas
By Waymon
I planned to attend the budget meeting at city hall in Dundee at 6:30; however, we had a thunderstorm that knocked out the electricity at city hall. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I stopped by Dell Lake to feed my adopted ducklings.  I had eight beautiful wild baby ducklings three days ago but two have gone missing.  I am hopeful that someone took them but I am fearful that a predator has harmed them.   The little ducklings are so full of life and are filling the measure of their creation...  I hope and pray they will live to become Hens or Drakes.  I look forward to feeding them morning, noon, and night.  The mother hen is protective against an intruding duck.   She gets between the intruding duck and her little ducklings.  When the other duck get too close to the little ducks their mother will nudge the other duck away. The father duck (Drake) is a bully and often picks the little ones to shoo them away from food.  The mother duck is teaching her babies how to swim and forage for food.  She cannot protect them from other large predators like Hawks or Gators in Lake Dell. The mother duck seems happy and content even though two of her babies are gone. She wags her tail when I give her food and acts as if nothing happened to the two ducklings that are gone.  I suppose it is common with ducks but it makes me sad...
                                                                                                                
I was driving home but wanted some bananas so I turned around and stopped at Halls Fresh Produce Stand at 105 Dundee Road or Hwy 542.  I met two sweet beautiful girls: Kylie, age nine, and her cousin Dacada ten years old.  Their grandmother was in the back of the store; the girls were very helpful and waited on me with excitement and enthusiasm.  I ask, “Do you have any bananas?”  The girls said, “They are around the corner on the bench.  I walked around the corner and the bench was empty.  A cardboard sign read Bananas $ .39 cents.  Kylie and Dacada hurried in the back of the store and brought out several bunches of bananas.  I selected the four bananas I wanted.     
When I got into the car and started to leave I wanted to get the girls names so I could write a little article about them and to help keep this special moment in my person history diary.  I was amazed at how they were trained at so young an age to wait on me.  The grandmother came out to see if the girls needed help with the cash register.  She asks Dacada, “Do you know how to handle the cash register?” She said, “Yes.”  The cash register was about as tall as Dacada.  She was a pro, she weighed the bananas, enter the cost, and rung us the sale of $ .85.  She took my dollar and returned the correct change of $ .15; much better that some teens at fast food restaurants.
When I ask the girls for their names the grandmother came out to see why I wanted the girl’s names. I told her that I wanted to write an article about the experience of buying bananas from the girls. The grandmother and I had a conversation about America.  We were both concerned about our economy and political leaders... I was glad the budget meeting was cancelled and had this delightful experience buying bananas form two little Angels. 

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Catherine Volosin on Thursday, August 08, 2013 10:31 AM
Waymon, that is a sweet story and I am happy you had a nice experience with the girls at the fruit stand. However I was not thrilled to have to rush home, make dinner and not be able to have the workshop for the budget. IF we had the Generac where it belongs instead of sitting not being used at the Public Works Building, we could have had our meeting as planned. It seems for years since long before our new Town Hall building our Generac has sat idle. Numerous times I have brought this before the Commission and was told finally a slab would be placed by the building and the Generac would be installed. That was a delay tactic until the current forces put me out of office and it is now a dead issue. Then I was told that there were other expences that were more important. If we have another hurricane like 04 we will be right back to sqare one.
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Waymon on Friday, August 09, 2013 1:45 PM
Kathy, I appreciate your comments. I agree if we had been prepared with the generation we could have proceeded. I am also concerned with our Vision plan being canceled; spending $ 90,600 for legal fees last year and budget for $ 90,000 this year. In addition we have a budget $ 40,000 for Central Florida Planning. See my article on dundeewatchdog I am calling things as I see them and letting the chips fall where they may. I have a vision for Dundee. Did you know that we do not even have a Beautification Committee? I have a plan in progress


Jana Sewnarine on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:49 PM
Dundee Watchdog....It's great to blog and be able to share your thoughts and feelings about what may be going on in Dundee. I too enjoy the little Ducklings down at Dell Lake. I find myself glancing over to catch a glimpse of them every time I pass. Wanting to see how they are doing and how big they are getting, they are so cute! My 2 little boys John Ross (5) and James (4) go down every day with my Father to feed them. I didn't know he has clamed them as his own and was the proud father! LOL you learn something new everyday especially if you get on line. James told me yesterday " Mom, did you see those little ducks with there little wings, they are trying to fly but they can not". So cute!
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Waymon on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:03 AM
Oh how my ducks have grown; they can fly. When I arrive at Dell Lake I blow my car horn and my ducks come running, or flying to meet me.
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