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Pure Joy: 25 Cents!

Happy as a clam!Last Saturday my wife got a call from our three-yeard-old granddaughter, Ireland. It seems she she had been cruising garage sales with her mother (our daughter) when her eyes fell on a bonifide, authentic Barbie Doll jeep!

“Would you like to have that little jeep for your Barbies,” my daughter asked her.

“How much is it, Mommy.”

“It’s twenty-five cents.”

“Wow, Mommy, that’s a LOT of money! Are you sure?”

“I think I can handle it,” Katie assured her. The deal was done, and Ireland couldn’t wait to call her grandmother about her new jeep. She was delighted beyond words as she described the jeep in deep detail. And she played with it for four days straight, hauling her Barbies and whatever to the moon and back.

All for twenty-five cents.

I’d personally call that the bargain of the decade.

I suppose that, as Ireland gets a little older, it will be a REAL jeep that will catch her eye. And the price will go up.  

But, for now, this garage sale bargain is reaping a bumper crop of absolute joy. 

Got a spare quarter? Make an investment into someone you love.

James Sutton, Psychologist 


March 24, 2007 - Posted by | Counselors, Educators, family, Inspirational, Parents


  1. One Barbie Jeep 25 cents…

    That smile…PRICELESS!


    Comment by Desiree | March 24, 2007 | Reply

  2. Amazing how much joy can be found in something so simple! Thanks for sharing this story.


    Comment by tobeme | March 26, 2007 | Reply

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