Saturday, October 26, 2019

A DesCENT Down to the Wire

Time almost ran out on Val's Future Pennyillionaire train this week. She was virtually running alongside the tracks, reaching out to hoist herself onto the express train to Pennyville.

FRIDAY, October 25, I made my regular stop at the Sis-Town Casey's for gas and scratchers. Once inside, I discovered my first (and last) penny of the week.

It's kind of hard to see there, on the vast expanse of tile. It was hard for my bare eyes, too. (I don't like to say "my naked eyes," because that sounds like Val is being indecent in a public place.) The penny is a little below dead center in the picture. that I see those hanging snacks, I want some of both. Together. I imagine that orange slices and chocolate-covered raisins would complement each other nicely. I've never seen a clear bin attached to the counter like that. Looks like a penny-catcher to me!

My rightful penny was a face-down 2014. I was careful picking it up, what with being in the middle of no-Val's-land, without a counter to grab if I started to topple over. I can't believe the clerk looked at me like I was crazy! Can you?

Only the single penny this week. Better than nothing!

2019 Running Total
Penny     # 108.
Dime      still at 19.
Nickel    still at 8.
Quarter   still at 4.

Penny  131
Dime  17
Nickel  6
Quarter  1

2017 TOTALS (Started in March, 2017)
Penny  78
Dime   6
Nickel  0
Quarter  0


  1. Is this a new clerk who doesn't yet know you and your penny collecting habits?

    1. I've seen her in there a couple times. They were undergoing renovations for months, and usually had different people working, no regulars that I saw every Friday. I bet she'll remember me NOW!

  2. There must be some other future pennymillionaires in your parts scooping up the bounty.

  3. Found it! One penny is better than none.