Old lady Clementine

Tonight, after dinner, Clementine emptied out her jacket pockets to show us what she carried around with her, “in case of emergency.”

I’m not sure how far she’ll get on 21-cents, when the shit hist the fan, but I like knowing that she’s already thinking about the end times… And, what kind of seven year-old carries around Coffee-mate with them, anyway?

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13 Comments

  1. grandma
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I find it kind of sad. She needs to come to grandma’s house!

  2. Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s likely that most of these things were stolen from your house.

  3. Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Our daughter is a magpie.

  4. Marcia
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Love this. Someday tell Clementine that our suitemate borrowed her moms car once, it broke down, and in the glove compartment was one item: a lime. In case of an emergency.

  5. Monica Reynolds
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I wonder how she became so quirky? It is pretty clear to me that she is crying out for a visit to grandma.

  6. Eel
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I suspect grandma’s place is full of quirk. She is, after all, the woman that raised Mark.

  7. Robert
    Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I like the challenge of never being prepared. It keeps me sharp.

  8. Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I have a paperclip I could donate to that kit. Paperclips are essential.

  9. Vero
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    The stuff she hordes does not seem to be for her, so she is probably not just a pack rat. She is probably an EMT in the making. She will save somebody’s life someday.

  10. b
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    smart gal!! i could share a few special treats my pocket (well actually, it’s my bag and it has tons of fun in it….). the coffee-mate is a great idea to help with those dairy cravings… calcium too, or?

  11. Edward
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    You should make this a special feature, checking her pockets once a year and reporting the results back to us. It would be interesting to watch her interests evolve.

    Next year, I’m guessing, she’ll have some kind of denture cream.

  12. Knox
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Have you seen the tiny survival kits built into Altoid tins?

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/food/2006/08/make-survival-kit-out-altoids-tin-and-two-more-life-saving-diy-

  13. andre
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    She’s just a preparedness genius – she could use that coffee-mate to make a zombie killing flamethrower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRw4ZRqmxOc

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