"You're on your own," my father told me. "This is going to be your big test. Try to keep it under $75 dollars, okay? Don't let me down. I transferred some money into your account when I was at the bank today."
I was ecstatic. The day had finally arrived.
"Are you telling the truth?" I asked flabbergasted. "This is the first time I have bought my groceries without supervision in years!"
I could see me father grinning at my excitement in my mind's eye.
"I am already dressed for shopping and as soon as this rain lets up then I going to head to the Piggly Wiggly and get my groceries."
Dad told me to just be sure and keep my receipt. "Sir! Yes, Sir!"