At last it was time for the parade to begin! Sir Pigglesworth was so excited.
The band leader blew his whistle long and loud. The band began to play and march down the street.
The parade had begun!
Sir Pigglesworth was filled with pride as he watched the parade from what he knew had to be the best seat in the house!
Everyone was so busy playing their instruments that they didn’t see him waving his hooves at the crowd as they passed by.
He loved the look on Geri and JoAnn’s faces when they saw him.
Their mouths hung wide open and they looked like they were going to faint.
But the best part was when he saw his parents watching him.
He was so shocked he froze in place and couldn’t even blink!
His mom raised her camera and took picture after picture of him.
All too soon the parade was over.
Just as the boy untied the string from his flute, Sir Pigglesworth let out a huge burp!
All of the helium flew out of his mouth. He fell to the ground landing on his hooves and looked at the boy.
“That was the best parade EVER!” he said.
The boy turned white as a ghost and ran away in a panic.
When Sir Pigglesworth turned around, he came face to face with Santa Claus!
“Oh, my!” Sir Pigglesworth exclaimed. “Santa Claus!”
“I’m finally meeting you in person and I don’t have my Christmas list!”
Santa laughed and his belly shook. “That’s okay,” he said with a wink.
“Santa knows what good little pigs want for Christmas.”
Wow! Sir Pigglesworth thought. Santa knows what I want for Christmas!
JoAnn and Geri had been following the band ever since the parade ended.
They found Sir Pigglesworth talking to Santa Claus. They smiled at Santa and said good-bye.
They took the still surprised piglet away with them.
“It’s time for Thanksgiving dinner,” JoAnn said.
“Will there be water?” Sir Pigglesworth asked. He still hadn’t gotten a drink after eating the donuts.
He happily went with them when they told him there would be plenty of water.
The trio met up with their family at a restaurant for their Thanksgiving Day celebration. JoAnn was happy to see Bill made it in time for dinner.
They bowed their heads, closed their eyes and held hands.
Bill said grace, giving thanks for their many blessings.
Sir Pigglesworth was eyeing the food during grace. It was the biggest turkey he had ever seen!
As they ate, they discussed places Sir Pigglesworth’s parents could have gone.
Everyone decided FAO Schwarz was the place to go.
They would head there bright and early the next day.
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