Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This little piggy

A package arrived in the mail from my favorite Aunt. This Aunt means the world to me. If this baby is a girl, the middle name will be this Aunt's middle name. One thing I know about my aunt is that she is not one to hold on to sentimental stuff. They have a small place and she has only kept a small amount of important things through the years. And the fact that she has been waiting these many long years, along side us, waiting to give this baby this gift brought tears for both DH and I when we opened.

Introducing Lil Piggy...

Here is the letter she included with piggy.

September 13, 2011

Dear much loved baby,
I have been waiting so long to give you my old piggy bank. It was given to me when I was 4 or 5 years old by my favorite Auntie, who was my mom's sister. It is almost an antique!

Your Grandpa and I were very poor growing up as little kids. However, we never felt poor. When we were given a piece of gum , it had to last us 2 days. So, at the end of the day I would take the gum out of my mouth, and stick it on the top of my piggy bank. The next day I would have a wad of stale, tasteless gum to chew for another day. It made me very happy that my piggy protected my gum.

I even used piggy to save my 5 cent a week allowance. On our birthdays we would also get our age in pennies along with a small gift. It took a long time for my piggy to get full. You will notice, there is not an opening in piggy to get the money out. Do not break it open! When I needed money, I would lay on my back on the bed, hold piggy upside down and use a nail file to slide each coin out. It took forever!!
This piggy bank was multi purpose. It saved all my pennies and it saved all my gum. I hope this piggy bank brings you as many riches and fond memories as it did for me.

I love you already,
Great Auntie


  1. Oh how sweet of your aunt! What a special gift for your little one.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing

  3. What a precious and truly heartfelt gift! I love everything about this post. Absolutely warms my heart! It will continue to bring you so much joy to see how much your little one means to others. So sweet.