As part of Rob Walker’s Significant Object project, click on the links to find out more and to see how bidding on ebay for this charming piggy (with story—by me—attached) can benefit 826national a program which tutors youth in creative and expository writing.
My grandmother gave me the piggy bank when I was four, for Christmas, wrapped in a box with bows. She said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” She said, “Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.” She wore a beehive of blue hair, had piercing green eyes, dressed in expensive-seeming clothes. “A lady of quality,” she said. She sold Avon door to door and from the living room of her two-bedroom ranch on Lover’s Lane in Heather, Illinois. Her house smelled like honeysuckle. More on ebay