Yesterday Sam went to the Alaska State Fair with his class, and he came home with a Hobo Jim autograph. Most kids his age would probably have stuffed it in the bottom of their backpack, where it would be forgotten and eventually thrown out with all the other wadded up papers.

But Sam, being of the entrepreneurial spirit, carefully brought it home, framed it, photographed it, and promptly listed it for sale on eBay. Not bad for an 8 year old, huh?

It was a learning experience for both of us, since I've never sold anything on eBay before. He made the entire listing, start to finish, on his own, with me sitting next to him, coaching him on spelling. You'll have to forgive the lack of capitalization, since it took all he had just to get through that much typing. lol

He's hoping for $100, and I didn't have the heart to discourage him. Hey, it could happen, right? :) It was worth a million bucks just to see him follow through with his idea! Good luck, Sam!

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