Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune received a bountiful deposit this week!
MONDAY, June 22, I parked in my regular space by the moat at the Gas Station Chicken Store. As I glanced out the window, I saw a PENNY waiting for me! The glint of the sun was just right. Not so much for my picture, though, since clouds took over.
It's there, I swear, if you zoom in. See that sideways acorn shape? It's above that, center of the picture, about midway between the dark blobs on the right, and the two little dark blobs on the left.
It was a face-down 2020 pretty penny. Into my shirt pocket it went!
At my next stop, Orb K, I spied ANOTHER penny on my way inside.
Good thing I picked it up and put it in my left pants pocket! Because when I came out, two women were standing there, car hood up, bent over, peering at their engine. It would have felt wrong to stand behind them taking a picture!
This one was a heads-up 2001.
Once inside, I went to peer at the scratcher selection, which is on a board, leaning against the front window. It's quite awkward for the nearsighted, who can't see the numbers to select when standing in line at the far-right register. My mind made up, I went to get in line. Which was backed up along the cold food bin. I cut across by the chips.
Well! Looks like a certain Lincoln was expecting me!
A face-down 1986 Lincoln, to be exact. Into the right pants pocket for him!
Wouldn't you know it! When it rains pennies from heaven, it pours. An here I was now, deluged at the register, with a dime!
This one went into my shirt pocket, since a penny and a dime can coexist without switching identities, unlike two pennies. I can never check the dates until I get home to my magnifying glass.
It was a face-down 1975 dime.
Of course I was satisfied with this one-day haul for the week. But Even Steven thought I deserved more! So on THURSDAY, June 25, over in Sis-Town, he had another penny waiting for me.
It was a face-down 1964. Good thing I chose that touchy-handled pump #4, which I usually avoid. This time, I was paid a PENNY to squeeze the handle the whole time, since the little lever always clicks off after just a couple gallons.
Yes, it was feast, not famine, for Val this week. With 5 COINS, for a total of 14 CENTS.
2020 RUNNING TOTAL
Penny # 65, 66, 67, 68.
Dime # 13.
Nickel still at 6.
Quarter still at 1.