Okay. The Truth in Blogging Law requires me to modify that statement. Like an airport rental car company TAKING a reservation, but not HOLDING a reservation...Val FOUND a coin, but was unable to PROCURE that coin for her collection.
See it there? Up under the Bubblicious? I saw it, too, when I came in the door. I knew it was a quarter, and I was dead-set on snatching it for my collection. The ravages of time, however, in concert with Val's dedication to never feeling a hunger pang...prevented me from picking it up.
Not for a lack of effort, though. That's probably the most strenuous workout I've had in decades. I bent over numerous times. Tried to stick my toe under there like I was doing the Hokey Pokey. Squatted almost as deep as a Sumo wrestler. Extended my arms like an overworked Stretch Armstrong. Tried everything short of KNEEling. All to no avail.
If only I'd carried in my wooden backscratcher, jammed in the passenger seat-back pocket of T-Hoe, slung over my shoulder by two tied-together rawhide shoestrings...this quarter would have been MINE! I was nearly beside myself with regret, after getting the photo while that same nice ALTHOUGH QUITE SLOW AND VIRTUALLY INCOMPETENT young lady scanned my two winning scratchers, announcing each amount individually. I could see George Washington laying there face-up, but I couldn't reach him.
OH! THE GEORGEMANITY!
For 2018: Pennies still at # 113.
For 2018: Dimes still at # 15.
For 2018: Nickels still at # 4.
For 2018: Quarter still at #1.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Penny # 191.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Dime # 21.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Nickel # 4.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Quarter #1.
It's probably still there, when you make your next trip, bring the back scratcher.ReplyDelete
Not sure if it's still there, since Casey's is kept cleaner than Orb K, and actually sees a mop once a day. I would feel conspicuous carrying in my red wooden back scratcher. However, I have a collapsible metal version in my dark basement lair...Delete
Your post reminded me of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. There was a silver dollar embedded in the ladies’ room floor which looked as if it had recently been dropped. I don't know how many women tried to pick it up--but I was one of them!!ReplyDelete
I would probably fall for that!Delete
Your search amuses me, Val. And I'm not even there to witness it. BTW, SWMBO came home from the store the other day and presented me with 4 brand new 2018 pennies. I told her I ought to have sent them to you but I didn't know your address. So they went into my change stash.ReplyDelete
If the pennies were truly meant for me, they would have arrived in an envelope simply addressed to: VAL in Missouri. So I must believe that these pennies were meant for YOU.Delete
Val: oh no! Calamity!ReplyDelete
Me: oh dear, I've dropped a quarter, can you help me get that please?
You are a better problem-solver than I. Probably give off a nicer vibe, too, so people would want to help. Unlike me, who people fly into a rage at because I ask if they're in line, so as not to cut in front of them buying their donuts.Delete
Would have been on my belly and saying inappropriate words, but that's just me.ReplyDelete
Heh, heh! Getting up OFF of my belly would be the problem. I might have to resign myself to living there the rest of my life. But at least I'd have that quarter!Delete