Saturday, August 22, 2020

A CENTSational Week in the Realm of the Future Pennyillionaire

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.


Penny       # 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103.
Dime         # 15.
Nickel       still at 9.
Quarter    still at 1.

Penny     134
Dime        20
Nickel        8
Quarter      5


  1. I need to get out more AND look at the ground!

    1. I get out every day, and go to the same handful of places, most of them just five miles away in town. Once a week, but this time twice, I go over to the town where my sister the ex-mayor's wife lives. It's about 10 miles from home. That casino trip was random, and 90 miles one-way. Not somewhere I would routinely seek out pennies!

  2. At this rate you could rocket to pennyillionaire status before the turn of the century.

    1. I might need a special parachute to slow me down! It would at least cover my ample rumpus.

  3. But you gave someone 33 cents, so the good money fairy led you to these to pay you back for your generosity.

    1. I'm sure that's it. Even Steven has connections! The Good Money Fairy might be his BFF. And I DID find a dime and two pennies on my stop immediately after donating that 33 cents last week!