Mini Post About Nothing #3: The Piggly Wiggly Is A Magical Place

My grandmother’s best friend’s great-granddaughter, (say that three times fast), is quite the little character. Her name is Claire and she’s three, well, she’s about to be four. Anyway, if Cosby still had the segment “Kids Say the Darndest Things”, she would most definitely be the star. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s one segment that gives you an idea:

She did two things recently that nearly had me on the ground laughing.

1) She has had a real fascination and love of money recently. Ever since she received a card with money in it, she expects ever card to have some amount of cash within its cardly folds.

So, when she received a Halloween card from her great-grandmother, she said, “I hope there’s money in this.”

Then, when her friend’s mother asked, “Claire, what do you want for your birthday?”

She said, “Just put money in a card.” (3 years old)

and 2) Claire does not go shopping very much because (let’s be honest) taking little kids to the store can be more hassle than its worth. Not that I know from personal experience but that’s what I’ve heard. Anyway, she had her first experience at the Piggly Wiggly about a month ago and she thought that it was the most magical place ever. Now every time someone takes her out, all she wants to do is go to the Piggly Wiggly. She also had an obsession with my grandfather (who barely tolerated children) and would request to come visit him whenever she could.

After my grandfather died, Claire’s mother was attempting to explain to her that Barron went to Heaven. It was going pretty well for the most part until finally her mother was fairly certain that the message had gotten through. A little while later, when the subject of my grandfather’s death came up in a discussion with a friend of the family, Claire put her hands on her hips and squared her shoulders.

“I know where Barron went!” she exclaimed. “He went to the Piggly Wiggly!”



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