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How many pecans does it take to buy a NEW laptop computer?

From the March 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Just ask the Buxton boys. Blake, nine, and Clay, seven, collect "more than a million pecans" each year from beneath their pecan tree (and their neighbor, Mrs. Peacock's). More than a million?! Well, maybe not a million. But pecans sure do grow easily in South Carolina where Blake and Clay live. (And they also have a super-producing tree!)

The boys didn't make their laptop money just by picking up all those pecans, though. In fact, as much as they liked saving Mrs. Peacock's attic from hibernating squirrels (who go crazy for her pecans), they thought the yearly pickup needed to have a larger goal. That's when the idea came: Pie!

Armed with their mom's famous chocolate pecan pie recipe, they've been baking, taking orders — and making money — ever since. But Blake and Clay are the first to admit that the pecan pie idea didn't just come out of the blue — it came straight from God, who, in their words, "makes every day good."

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