Archive for June 16th, 2011
In preparation for my brother’s Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday, I went digging through boxes in my basement looking for memorabilia from my scouting days. Eventually I stumbled upon an old metal lock box where I stored most of it.
I found lots of fun stuff, like my merit badge sash, my old pinewood derby cars, and a neckerchief slide given to me by my Uncle Ray. And hidden among all the nerdy trinkets was a 22 year old savings bond given to me by my Grandma. Jackpot!
I’m leaving for a bachelor party weekend in Chicago, and I’m a bit cash strapped as it turns out. An extra $150 was a very welcome surprise. However, I can’t help but feel a little bad about using a savings bond to fund a weekend of partying. I imagine that my grandma had better things in mind for me back in 1989 when she invested $50 towards my future. But thanks all the same. Now bring on the strippers; this lapdance is on grandma!