Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wednesday, November 24, 1926

Wednesday, November 24, 1926

Gilbert got home a little early and Dale and I went to the Piggly Wiggly and got supplies which I have been wanting for a long time. I feel this week that I will have a little money free from now on but of course not so for when I got home, Gilbert went to the library and while I was bathing the babies, Dale, and Dick got to romping. Dick picked up a rubber horse shoe and threw it at Dale who threw it back at him. Dick dodged and it went through the blind and the big front window, so there’s that to pay for. It’s getting colder, too.

(I had never heard of grocery stores called the "Piggly Wiggly" until I saw the moving "Driving Miss Daisy". I didn't know there were ever Piggly Wiggly stores in Indianapolis.)


  1. What fun to think of Ruth in one of the first supermarkets.
    A history of grocery stores site says Piggly Wiggly started in Tennessee and spread to 29 states by the early 20's. There are still stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

    Carol, while googling around I ran into a book called the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows. It seems to be full of information goodies - have you seen this one?

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  2. Annie... I haven't heard of that book but I looked at in on Amazon, it looks quite interesting. I may seek out a good used copy. I'll also have to look to see where there are still some Piggly Wiggly's in Indiana because there are none around here that I know of.

    Thanks for the comment and research.

  3. sister with the homestead7:27 PM, November 25, 2007

    I'm surprised that Grandma didn't make the boys pay for the window.