Saturday, December 7, 2019

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad, You Take Them Both and There You Have THE CENTS OF VAL...THE CENTS OF VAL

Good things come in threes, I hear. So I shouldn't be surprised that my Future Pennyillionaire collection grew by three cents this week.

SUNDAY, December 1, I started the month off right when I opened T-Hoe's door at the Backroads Casey's, and saw a lonely penny just waiting for me to pick it up.

I had to wait for that darn truck to leave, lest somebody inside call the local boobie hatch to come with a big net and collect me for public weirdness! See it there, in the middle of the photo?

It was a 2001, heads-up. I dropped it in my shirt pocket and went inside. Nothing on the floor by the counter. But when I came out,

I glanced over my shoulder while opening T-Hoe's door, and saw ANOTHER penny meant just for me! Again, it's in the center of this photo, almost against the curb. Opposite that black spot on the sidewalk.

Not so shiny, this face-down 1989. Almost camouflagy. But still welcome to join my Future Pennyillionaire collection. I put it in my pants pocket. Can't have the cents intermingling until I've been able to see their dates. PUT THAT PHONE DOWN! I know you don't have the local boobie hatch on speed dial!

FRIDAY, December 6, I nabbed another penny at the Sis-Town Casey's as I went in to pay for T-Hoe's gas. Darned if it wasn't all jammed in under the snack racks on the front of the register! That's not quite fair.

Had to pose this pretty 2005 on T-Hoe's console. I don't know why old Abe was hiding his face inside the store. He's a pretty good specimen for my collection.

Three more cents in my coffers this week! But that wasn't the best news...

MY SCRATCHER SLUMP HAS ENDED! After an 11-day dry spell of winning about ten percent of my purchases back, I got THIS on FRIDAY:

It's a $100 winner, which matched all the numbers. I'd asked the Nice Guy Clerk for the number of the ticket before I bought it. They only go to 059. He knows I usually don't like the first ticket or the last ticket on the roll. When I said I'd take it, he asked, "So, you LIKE number 58?" I told him of course I do. It's the year I was born. Glad I took it!

2019 Running Total
Penny     # 118, 119, 120.
Dime      still at 19.
Nickel    still at 8.
Quarter   still at 5.

Penny  131
Dime  17
Nickel  6
Quarter  1

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


  1. Y Our title reminds me of an old TV show that I never ever watched. I think it was a lame show about a girls school, but I never watched and have never heard of Lisa, Nancy, Kim or Natalie.

    1. That was the plan. Of course, I didn't think YOU would recognize it, because we know you don't watch TV, unless it's PBS, and you accidentally catch a glimpse of it through a window while driving by, or playing on a TV in the electronics section of a store while you are looking at fancy gadgets like RING doorbell thingies.

  2. Woo-Hoo! $100! and three cents. Born in 58? I always thought we were closer in age. But I'm closer to 70 than I am to your current age.

    1. Yes, don't forget that THREE CENTS! My knees feel closer to 90 than to my current age.

  3. I actually found a penny this week I was thinking of Sluggy and there it was.