As a family if we had to choose one fave store, it would be Costco.
Costco is a staple in the Wilson family. It’s such and institution that some times we slip and call it Price Club– it’s original name. Ever since I can remember, we would buy over-sized goodies at that store.
Two of my greatest memories:
- Tang! My dad would purchase huge tins of Tang from Costco because that was all my little sister, Rochelle would drink in elementary school. I’m pretty sure she would eat the powder too.
- I remember our” sister road trip” to California which included a trip to Costco (it was actually on the itinerary) because my older sister Rhonda was convinced that the California Costcos had better merchandise. She was right. Since then I call her the Queen of Costco.
Now although I haven’t used it as much in the past few years, I still feel at home at Costco.
Perhaps that is why I felt ostracized when my dad called to inform me he had removed me from his Costco card. I realize I am a grown woman, but it is still sad. It ends over a decade or perks. When I graduated from high school, my father added me to his card as his plus one.
Why was I being banished? My little sister needed some things from Costco, and didn’t have a membership. Once the baby… And just like that I was removed.
Fast forward to my holiday visit to AZ…
I was at my mom’s and she was making tea this amazing contraption. An electric teapot!
As I was admiring it, she informed me she discovered it via my dad, who also has one in his house. Where did they get this magical hot water heating contraption? Costco for $19.99!
I sighed…i don’t have a Costco membership. My nephew who is 5 and amazing, turned to me shocked (after all his mother is the Costco queen), “why not?” his look clearly showing that he didn’t realize that was even possible.
Me: “Grandpa took me off his membership.”
Me: “because he put Auntie Rochelle on instead”
Willem “that stinks!”
Such a smart kid.
I wanted that pot! So I went to the queen of Costco and asked her to add me to her membership. Do you know what she told me? She’d already made Rochelle her Costco plus one.
That’s right. She and my dad both added my little sister. Which means I never had to lose my membership.
The queen of Costco switched out the names. I was back in. And when I got back to Austin, I went into Costco hoping they had the magic machine here. Risky I know.
But they did! I might had that it is $29.99 at Fry’s and even more elsewhere.
And my Hamilton Beach pot will go down with Tang and Callie road trips as fond Costco memories.
The pot is how Roxy got her Costco grove back!
Does your family have a favorite store?