Saturday, September 12, 2020

If This Week Was an Anniversary for Val's PENNYillionaire Quest, It Would Be the Silver Anniversary

Once again, too late for the deadline, a rightful coin found its way into Val's shirt pocket. On SATURDAY, September 5, I spotted it on the sidewalk in front of the Backroads Casey's.

There it was, directly in my path, practically whimpering with outstretched arms, begging me to pick it up! That little dime is safe with me now. Don't worry that I missed a coin down on the parking area. That was a silver foil circle that covers the top of the little 5-hour energy drinks. They've fooled me before.

It was a heads-up 1995, totally unexpected.

THURSDAY, September 10, I had a horrific moment in the Sis-Town Casey's when I turned after paying for T-Hoe's weekly gas, and saw A PENNY where there had been no penny before. All the while I'd been waiting, behind two lines and four people, there had been no penny. I guess someone had been standing on it, or dropped it as they left. 

I COULD NOT HARVEST this one! To do so would have meant putting my Valedictorian head inches away from a lady's butt. I was not willing to risk that! First of all, I might have been pelted with pizza slices and sandwiches for ample-rumpusing the lunch crowd waiting behind me. Secondly, that lady might have farted, which I hear can spread the VIRUS, and her butt was not wearing a mask. So I left there a bit saddened.

Don't you worry about penniless Val. I proceeded to mail Genius's weekly letter, and then on to the School-Turn Casey's for scratchers. While chatting with a former student who was clerking, I spied A DIME!

Oh, yes. You must have a practiced eye to detect some of these little camouflage-y coins! Like this one hiding behind the pistachios.

It was a face-down 2005. My second dime this week! It took a little sting off the pain of missing out on the ladybutt penny!

FRIDAY, September 11, The Pony and I went to pick up Little Caesar's for our lupper (lunch-supper). Hick was 2.5 hours out of town at a funeral for his cousin, so this short-temper cook had the night off! They don't sell scratchers at Little Caesar's, so I went by the Backroads Casey's on our way back home. I was obviously meant to be there at that time.

I barely saw this sneaky little trickster, hiding behind the four feet of a lady with a tween daughter buying two 32 oz fountain drinks. It was shoved way against the wall under the gum rack. I had to use a winning scratcher to drag it out where I could nab it! Lots of ample-rumpusing was involved. I hope that snippy little manager girl was watching on her surveillance camera!

It was a face-down 2000 dime. Nothing wrong with the gum rack! It was just hiding my dime.


That's 3 COINS this week, all DIMES, to add 30 CENTS to Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.



Penny       still at 106.
Dime         # 16, 17, 18.
Nickel       still at 9.
Quarter    still at 1.

Penny     134
Dime        20
Nickel        8
Quarter      5


  1. Farts can spread the virus? No wonder the world's in a mess!
    Dimes instead of pennies seems like a good deal to me.

    1. Not to be indelicate (you know what a proper, well-mannered lady I am), but apparently "scientists" are testing sewage and finding the VIRUS in it. The way I see it, sewage contains poop, and farts come from the same place poop comes from, and farts would be unsmellable unless there were particles floating around in the air. So I will say yes, farts can spread the VIRUS. After all, I read it on the innernets...

      I will happily harvest any dimes that I can get away with!