Once again, Val planned... Even Steven laughed. And bestowed coinage upon her within 30 minutes of her scheduled Saturday CENTSus posting!
Yes, SATURDAY, August 15, I headed to Country Mart right after chipping in 33 cents for a guy who was short of money at the Gas Station Chicken Store. I grabbed a cart that was left in front of the building, and had gone only a few feet when I discovered:
A shiny dime in my path!
It was a heads-up 1986 dime. But even more rewarding, I spied two PENNIES in the shadow!
A heads-up 2002.
And a face-down 1953 WHEAT PENNY! This is one wheat penny that I'm NOT giving to Hick! For a minute after looking at the big picture, I was worried that I'd missed another penny over by the cigarette butt. Nope! It turned out to be a wad of gum.
TUESDAY, August 18, found me at the School-Turn Casey's on the way to mail Genius's weekly letter. My errand schedule was off this week. Good thing! I parked on the end in my favorite space, and started toward the door. What's THIS?
A penny by the ice machine! I stopped for a photo, not caring that parked to my left was a city police car, the copper having just climbed inside. My ego says he was watching me, but there's a slim chance he had more pressing matters on his mind. Let the record show that he was parked in the HANDICAP space, and I didn't see a limp! Oh well. I don't begrudge him a special parking space, what with never knowing when he might have a frozen water bottle heaved his way, or have unscheduled, unwanted LASER surgery performed on his peepers!
It was a heads-up 1968 penny, plopped there in my path.
Once inside, I was doubly pleased to see a penny peeping out from under the snacks on the front of the counter. I could only get one picture, by leaning down and waving my ample rumpus around. I had to scoot it out with the toe of my shoe.
Imagine my glee when I bent to pick it up, and saw ANOTHER penny lurking behind it! The front penny was a face-down 1983, and the dirty Abe behind him was a face-down 1994.
On I went, three pockets holding my treasures, to the post office, and on to the Sis-Town Casey's. While in line waiting for my scratchers, I saw a penny over by the un-open register. I was quite sad, knowing that I would never be able to pry it out from under that clear plastic snack shelf. I was still grousing when I turned to leave that fallen fellow behind, and saw THIS:
A replacement penny, blocking my way out! Of course I took a picture. And snapped it up, to carry in my hand, all pockets currently occupied by previous pennies.
This was a brand-spankin'-new face-down 2020 penny! Quite a profitable Tuesday for Val!
THURSDAY, August 20, found us in the casino. Looks like Even Steven knew I was comin'!
Of course I picked it up! And took a picture, too! I hope I don't get in trouble for capturing one of The Pony's shoes.
It was a heads-up 2005 penny, forsaken on the floor by some stratospheric roller. Sadly, that penny is about all I left with! Well. Not all. But I left half my Thursday casino bankroll there. And NOT on the floor.
FRIDAY, August 21, I was once again back at the Sis-Town Casey's, after a bank trip for cash to pay off Hick's extortion for dog and cat foods, and to get gas for T-Hoe. Waiting for me at the counter was a special treat:
No, not those sunflower seeds and beef jerky. The PENNY under them!
It was a face-down 1994 penny, easily within toe-dragging reach. Into my shirt pocket it went, while the clerk tried to figure out a problem with my pre-pay for the gas pump. I had to move T-Hoe to a different pump, because somebody left 1 cent (ONE CENT!) on that pump, and they couldn't reset it. I paid for a different pump, so another clerk had to run out and stand by it until I could move T-Hoe over there. This was obviously meant to happen, because once moved, I stepped out to pump gas, and saw:
That a penny had been waiting there for me to park T-Hoe JUST SO, where I was not on top of that cent lying there by the pavement crack.
It was a face-down 2006 penny, kind of scruffed-up from enduring the weight of other vehicles rolling over it while waiting for me. Had I gotten gas at my regular pump, I never would have seen it!
Yes, it was a very good week! I found 10 COINS, which were 9 PENNIES and 1DIME, for an addition of 19 CENTS to my Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.
2020 RUNNING TOTAL
Penny # 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103.
Dime # 15.
Nickel still at 9.
Quarter still at 1.