Piggy Bank

September 17, 2011

An Endangered Species: Piggy Banks

When I was growing up in the 1960’s, it was a common practice to give a young boy or girl a piggy bank as a birthday present.  Parents routinely gave piggy banks to their children and then repeatedly reminded them to “put your money in your bank.”  Ask any boy or girl today what a piggy bank is and the only response you’ll get will most likely be a blank stare.  Of course, they would be able to give you a detailed description of Lady Gaga and tell you what an iPad is, but they wouldn’t have a clue as to what a piggy bank is.