Friday, October 24, 2008

Even when I was little I was "getting the deals" PROOF!

This is a picture of me when I was either 5 or 6. My sister was always bored at the grocery store so she'd find creative ways to keep herself occupied. So one time they had about 100 of these apple bushels all set up and up on top of the shelves really high. They were having a raffle and all you had to do was fill out a slip of paper. My sister must of filled out 100 of those stupid slips of paper while my mom and I shopped. She filled them out for herself, each of my parents, me, my grandma who lives in the city (Chicago) at the time, neighbors, friends, friends parents.. it went on and on.

We got a call about 3 weeks later that I had won!! It was a great big deal, we have SEVERAL pictures of us picking it up, me standing by the car with it on a cart, me standing by the car with the bushel in the trunk.. then pictures of me like this, pictures of my sister posing like this etc. She decided she was in a Jordache jean commercial which is why I chose this pose! lol!

Anyway.. at the time my mom was in nursing school and working part time at an answering service. My dad was making $100 a week and our mortgage was $260 a month so as you can tell our grocery budget was rather small and we ate many dinners that consisted of mac and cheese and hot dogs or cheap steak and mashed potatoes. This basket of food was like winning the lottery in our house!

Funny thing is, I posted this on my facebook and my cousin commented that even then I was getting the deals! The funnier part is, who set all the stuff up? This is exactly how I would set up the goodies today! lol!

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

That is so cute!!!!!

Precious said...

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*Hippie* said...

How adorable!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

Haha, that is too cute :)

Laurie said...

That's so funny! Love the pose :-)

frugalsuz said...

I love it!! That's too funny. You should pose like that in your next pic of stuff you've hounded. :)

jskell911 said...

That is adorable! Love you "Striking a pose"!

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Angie said...

So cute!

Jennifer said...

I never did find the well patches either. And I was only able to get 1 pumpkin pail. I have 7 CVS stores close to me and they all said they only got 10 pails in & they were gone the 1st day!! Crazy. I haven't done anything at Walgreens lately because i haven't wanted to spend anything oop.

Jennifer said...

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