Child Labor Operation Shut Down

Dominic Serino, 9, and his neighbor, Ryan Decker, 11, were forced Saturday to shut down their lemonade stand at Salem Common after an employee of a nearby sausage vendor called police, complaining that the boys were hurting his sales.

The budding entrepreneurs had to call it quits, under orders by some reluctant police officers. The boys, after all, did not have a license, and rules are rules. The two packed up and trudged home.

The Boston Globe - When life hands you lemons...

Maybe trying to sell lemonade on a cul-de-sac wasn't such a bad idea after all.

Posted August 3, 2005 1:16 PM