March of Dimes Blues

” MARCH OF DIME BLUES ”

Once upon a time a little grammar school boy was told by his school teacher that all the children in the class would be given a “March of Dimes ” drive card. The card had slits that a dime would fit into. The March of Dimes was a well to do and respected charity ( a drive to destroy or banish Polio from existence ) So, the youngster was told that if you brought the card back to school with all the slots full of dimes that they would be honored on the bulletin board . This young man took his card and carried it to the family country store where he worked with the family quiet often. After asking several customers if thy would like to donate to the ” MARCH OF DIMES ” , the reply was always ” No “. He got more disgusted each time he asked. He wanted to be honored so much, he decided to take a few dimes from the check out desk drawer and fill his card. Knowing he might be doing something a little out of line, he then carried it to school. Never knowing he would be in trouble , it finally came when a relative visited the classroom and saw his card and told his mother and father . He does not remember what punishment he received. His thoughts were ” He did it for a good cause “.

Oil on linen
12″ x 15 ” Actual painting will vary from this photo. Painting definition, color, etc.
Photo by Kim Reed

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