Thank heaven for little girls

March 3rd, 2014 · 28 comments

Writes our submitter, Amy: “In going through my late great-grandmother’s memorabilia trunk, I saw that she apparently kept a ‘thank you’ letter I wrote her when I was eight years old.” (Said Amy’s mother, of the discovery:  ”I clearly did not supervise the writing of this note.”)

Dear G.G. The five dollars were mostly spent on a record by the Village People. This letter is late because so was the five dollars. Thank you Sincerely Amy

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FILED UNDER: family · kids · thanks (but not really)


28 responses so far ↓

  • #1   JT

    Ha ha, way to go 8 year old Amy!

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Sam

    Too adorable and very logical!

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Unruly Unicorn

    Reminds me of that kids’ song about the guy in the doughnut shop:

    “Well she looked at the nickel and she looked at me,
    and she said, ‘This nickel is no good. You see,
    there’s a hole in the middle, I can see right through-’
    And I said, ‘There’s a hole in my doughnut, too.
    Thanks for the doughnut. So long!’”

    Mar 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   The Beast Among Us

      Holy nickels and doughnuts, Batman!

      Mar 4, 2014 at 12:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   James

    I guess that’s why he was left out of the will.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 6:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   James

      Er, she.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 7:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   The Elf

    I love that Great-Grandma kept this note. She probably had a great sense of humor and thought it was adorable.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 6:25 am   rating: 42  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Lil'

    This is quite possibly the greatest PAN ever submitted.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 7:34 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   underwatervulcan

    No money, no honey.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Raichu

    oh snap.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:05 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Havingfitz

    Grandma had planned on getting that 5 dollars back with interest by later using this letter as blackmail. “500 bucks or I let everyone know you’re a Village People fan, kiddo!”

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:36 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Havingfitz

      And for the record, I happen to love the Village People but I’m wrong in the head anyway.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 9:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   The Elf

      I really don’t like disco, but even I have to admit that their songs really make you get up and move.

      Mar 4, 2014 at 9:40 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
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  • #10   The Elf

    The Village People? I’m guessing little 5 year old Amy didn’t get the subtext to their songs and just liked to rock out to YMCA. That little girl has disco fever!

    Mar 4, 2014 at 9:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Dane Zeller

    In some circles it’s considered impolite to complain about a gift. I would be interested to know if there was a second thank you note found in g.g.’s trunk. Or, was the $5 gift the next year so late it never arrived?

    Mar 4, 2014 at 11:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   e

    “Late great-grandmother” indeed.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   The Beast Among Us

    I love that she dotted her “v” and made it look like a smiley face.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Jami

    I want to know what the rest of the $5 was spent on. I hope Astro Pops or some other 70s candy that’s now illegal. (Or in the case of Astro Pops, redesigned for safety reasons.)

    Mar 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   The Elf

      Wouldn’t the record cost $5? I’m not quite Village People age, so maybe records just increased in cost by the time I was buying them, but I remember them costing about $5.

      Wait, LP or 45? I was talking LP.

      (And everyone reading this who is under 30 is wondering what in hell we’re talking about).

      Mar 5, 2014 at 7:13 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   kermit

      LP? Bah, true hipsters crank up the ol’ Victrola.

      Mar 5, 2014 at 7:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   lejupp

      Listening to Buck Owens?

      Mar 5, 2014 at 7:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   kermit

      Herb Alpert, The Mississippi Sheiks and Fats Waller were made for the Victrola. Made

      Mar 5, 2014 at 8:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Jami

      She said most of the $5, not all. Which means there might’ve been some left over for some penny candy.

      Mar 9, 2014 at 12:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Lita bang

    *blinks, double-takes, blinks more*

    I’d almost think this was eight year old me, except for the fact I had no great-grandma to send me money.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   assiveProgressive

      So you’re saying you’re a huge fan of the Village People and all things YMCA?

      Mar 8, 2014 at 8:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Lita bang

      Well, I wouldn’t say ~huge~…but how can you not love all the embarrassing cheese?

      *runs off to YouTube to listen to YMCA*

      Mar 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Amy

    Amy, the Village-People loving brat here! The weirdest thing is that this was the only letter she had (or at least kept) from any of her grandchildren. Could it be possible that my snotty card was the only thank-you note she got? I like to think she thought it was hilarious, too.

    P.S. I didn’t submit a picture of it, but the “cover” of my home-made card was a hand-drawn picture of a $5 bill.

    Mar 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Christine

      I didn’t read it as snotty. I read it as you saying that the letter was “late” because the money came after your bday and you didn’t know about it until it came “late” so you couldn’t have written a thank you note sooner. Just in case grandma had been wondering where her thank you was. Very logical kid thinking.

      Mar 9, 2014 at 11:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     

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