Friday, May 17, 2019

SODA JERKS of 2018

SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY THAT SCHOOL LET OUT FOR SUMMER BREAK. YUP, TIME FLIES FOR OLD GUYS!

HAVING "VOLUNTEERED" TO BE THE POP MAN FOR THE FIRST SEASON OF PLAY AT ROUND LAKE PARK IN EDEN PRAIRIE IN '18,  I FIGURED I NEEDED SOME QUALITY HELP!

IT WAS THEN THE SODA JERKS CAME INTO BEING.  BOPPA AND HIS THREE LITTLE MEN.

With the boys there, I didn't have to listen to whining and complaining that I didn't offer diet pale ale in kiwi strawberry. The boys took the heat and watched over the ice cream money machine to make sure they were getting paid.

I told them to watch for "excuse me I'm old" guy who might  grab a soda, and slither away from the bucket without paying, claiming short term memory loss, or whatever tricks old farts pull. I told them to watch & learn from Lavern , the Yoda of beer who collected every nickel due him.

They soon realized that their young faces brought good times to the pop stand. They got tips, talked to the players and had fun doing it. It was great for them & for me  Hopefully all the Round Lake players enjoyed having them around!!


The life of the Soda Jerk in 2018 took a fair amount of work. Yet, it was more fun than work, especially for Bops. This year the boys are moving on to other stuff. Jackson now going into 8th grade, Christian going into 7th and Dylan into 4th. The three of them are into traveling basketball and soccer. My little men are growing up.😔




2018 CREW - SCALLIONS, DYLAN, JACKSON, CHRISTIAN


SHOWN BELOW 




BOYS LOVED WATCHING THE PUPPY MORE THAN WORKING! 



TEAM LEADER JACKSON W/BOPS😎
                             



























































































































































































































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