I love the Six Sentence Stories prompts, and the challenge of telling a story in six sentences. Often (though not always) I like to base my stories on true events. Such is the case this week, when the prompt is "can."
The sun shone bright, but the temperature was comfortably warm, and a gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the trees in the orchard. The mother carried the buckets, and the three young children traipsed behind her. As she observed the trees, with the weight of the yellow, blushed pink cherries causing the branches to nearly touch the ground, she thought, "Oh, good, the children will be able to actually help." She selected a tree, and after a brief lesson on correct picking procedures, the four of them started filling the buckets. In no time at all, they were hauling the full buckets back to the weigh station, so they could pay for the fruit and go home. When the mother realized that they had picked 100 pounds of cherries, she wished that the children could be as big of a help with the canning process!
Thanks for childhood memories that I remember only as fun!