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Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:08 a.m.

Cindy: Kids do chores if they want to eat

Cindy Hval, author of
Cindy Hval, author of "War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation." (Colin Mulvany/SR file photo)

In her Front Porch column, Cindy Hval writes:

The friendly bagger shook open my reusable bags on Saturday, and eyed the flood of goods making its way down the conveyer belt toward him.

“How heavy should I make these bags?” he asked.

“Load ’em up,” I replied. “I’ve got kids at home to bring them in.”

The cashier paused her scanning. “Your kids help you unload the groceries?” she asked, wide-eyed.

“Only if they want to eat,” I replied.

Her surprise baffled me.  More here.

Question: Did you make your kids to chores?

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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