Here’s a lesson for kids who set up a lemonade stand on their curb this summer.
That’s exactly what happened to Roland Van Karsen, 6, and his sister Elise, 8. According to The Columbus Dispatch
, Mickelson reportedly drove up to the lemonade stand last Thursday near Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and ordered a glass of lemonade for a $1. Before departing, he pressed a $100 bill in Roland’s hand and thanked him, and the brother and sister made a $99 tip.
While Elise didn’t recognize Mickelson, Roland did, having seen him practicing rounds at a golf club the day before. He told the Dispatch:
“All we were doing was sitting here, and all we saw was this white car drive up, and it was close, and he said ‘Can I have a glass of lemonade?’ and all it took was one little thing for him to give us a good tip.”
It happened very quickly. According to the children’s mother, Ann:
“We didn’t take any pictures, we didn’t get any autographs.It happened so fast that we were kind of stunned. What a great guy, though, right? So generous and the kids will have a memory like that forever.”
So what are the kids going to do with the money? Roland is saving up for a Nerf gun while Elise says she wants a Kindle.
Maybe with the tournament happening near their home, they might get lucky again. But whatever the outcome, the kids have just experienced their 15 minutes of fame.