Saturday, September 26, 2020

Val's Week Ends in PENCE-DIMEonium

Whew! The harvest came down to the wire this week, with Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune collection basket barer than Old Mother Hubbard's cupboard. I thought Steven was Evening-out my prior weeks-o-plenty. But NO!

FRIDAY, September 25, I rounded T-Hoe's rear to head into the Gas Station Chicken Store, and spied a shiny circle on the pavement beside him. I thought it was the silver foil top off a tiny bottle of energy supplements sold there. They've fooled me before! So I nonchalantly strolled over and poked the silver circle with the toe of my non-New-Balance. It moved like a metal coin! So I forced myself to bend for a closer look.

It was a DIME, by cracky! Waiting just for me, knowing I'd find the Man Owner's parking spot empty on this day and time, and take that route inside.

It was a face-down 2018 dime. [Don't you worry about the Man Owner. As I came back to the stoplight there after buying a (LOSER) scratcher at Country Mart, the Man Owner was indeed parked in his rightful space. Timing is everything.]

With that dime in my shirt pocket, relieved that I hadn't been shut-out this week on my coin quest, I stepped into the Gas Station Chicken Store, to find...

A penny waiting for me! I turned to take a photo, against the backdrop of the front wall, covered in previous scratchers winners. Hick was in there yesterday, and left AMAZED by the wallpaper decor. Now he wants to do it HERE! And I think he meant INSIDE the HOUSE! Not gonna happen.

This was a face-down 2018 penny. Very sticky with something. Not Diet Coke! That stuff isn't sticky, and it will also remove a grease stain from your shirt if you drop something tasty on it during a feeding frenzy in a casino. Just sayin'...

Double-happy with my double-find, I turned to start down the middle aisle in a quest for my 44 oz Diet Coke, and saw an even better surprise!

A second dime, and a second penny! Could life possibly get any better? Well, maybe... if I had one of those Hostess treats on the shelf behind them.

It was a face-down 1992 dime.

And a 2001 penny, also face-down. Much shinier than the sticky 2018 by the door.

That makes 4 COINS this week, for 22 CENTS! All found in the span of 60 seconds. The crowd (okay, just Val) went wild with excitement. Can't beat that with a stick! Speaking of beating, I beat last week's total! [19 cents, which I was please with at the time.]

Penny       # 111, 112.
Dime         # 20, 21.
Nickel       still at 10.
Quarter    still at 1.

Penny     134
Dime        20
Nickel        8
Quarter      5


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    1. I'm glad you appreciate them! I can't understand people who will walk right by a coin and LEAVE IT!

  2. A good haul for one day, probably should have treated yourself to one of those Hostess Donettes. What the heck is a donette? A mini donut?

    1. Yes! We call them "little chocolate donuts." Dolly Madison also makes them in 6-packs, I think. And Little Debbie, but I believe hers are packaged in 4-packs, in a box. I LOVE little chocolate donuts. And also the Donettes that are all crumbly with toasted coconut shavings. I wouldn't even turn down the powdered-sugar variety.