JACKSON, MICH. — This isn’t an ordinary lemonade stand.
“History is very special to the world,” says Gabe.
Gabe tells me he’s always loved history.
“Since I was three years old,” he says.
For 25 cents, you can visit Gabe’s red, white, and blue booth near the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Fourth Street in Jackson, Mich. and learn about history — all in his front yard.
For this soon to be third grader, you won’t find action figures or sports gear in his hands, instead Civil War books and presidential flashcards.
From his grandfathers to his own father, Gabe’s family has a history of serving this country and that’s part of the reason he’s so patriotic.
His mom says she has a special hope for this booth.
“One of his things that he loves to do is to have veterans, talk to veterans, so my hope would even be that veterans come over and are able to share war stories with him,” says mom Lesli Fulmerhouser.
“Not only for money to give people knowledge, not only for knowledge, just to change the world,” says Gabe.
Gabe says he’ll be set up all summer long at the stand he built with his dad.