Saturday, April 24, 2021

Inside, Outside, All Around Two Towns... It Makes CENTS to Keep Your Eyes Cast Down

It was a long time coming, but THURSDAY, April 22, I finally found my first penny of the week. I went in the School-Turn Casey's for scratchers, on the way home from my errands of T-Hoe gas and post office. I swear, when I slid out of T-Hoe, there were no coins in sight. You KNOW that's the first thing I look for. I looked around while letting my knees unstiffen, before closing the door and starting to walk. Nothing. Yet when I came out, THERE WAS A PENNY!

See it? Right there by that little poochy part of the shadow, from T-Hoe's door handle. Nobody was parked near me when I got there, nor when I came out. I didn't have to wait in line. That penny either materialized out of thin air, or the angle of the sun kept it invisible until I walked out. Hmm... I wonder which of those theories is more plausible?

It was a heads-up 2017, waiting for me to scoop it up for a pocket ride to the ice cream dish penny goblet on my kitchen counter.

FRIDAY, April 23, I stepped into the Gas Station Chicken Store at the very instant I was supposed to. 

Waiting for me were TWO pennies! Of course I whipped my cell phone out of my pocket like John Wayne drawing a six-shooter! That way, anybody coming in behind me would see that I was staking my claim. In fact, a woman DID come in behind me, and after a short huffy exhalation, went down the left aisle to the back cooler area. I'm sure the huffing was because she wanted my rightful pennies! Not because my ample rumpus was waving in the breeze...

The first was a blast from the past, a face-down 1969 penny. It probably contains actual copper!

The second was also face-down, a 1998 version of a penny, with a fake shine.

That makes 3 PENNIES this week, for 3 CENTS joining Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.


Penny       # 41, 42, 43.
Dime         still at 3.
Nickel       still at 1.
Quarter    still at 2.

Penny     134
Dime        25
Nickel      10
Quarter      1


  1. Don't you worry about someone scooping up your penny while you take a photo?

    1. No... Now you have activated my PJCSD (Post Junior College Stress Disorder).

      I had a soccer class. I'd stopped the ball, and was standing with one foot on it, looking up the field for a teammate to pass it to. No opponents coming after me, I could wait for a teammate to get open. BOOM! One of my own teammates ran up from behind me, and kicked the ball out from under my foot, to dribble on like a hotshot! What kind of teamwork is THAT???

      Good thing I don't have a teammate helping me find pennies!

  2. I'm guessing the angle of the sun is why you didn't see that first one right away. Ol' Sol does like to play tricks with shadows.

    1. If somebody is parked by me, or it's a walk-by area, I figure they dropped a penny while I was in the store. Here, I was two whole spaces away from the next parker, in the last space. It had to be the sun, unless a bird flew over and pooped it out! I don't see any evidence to support THAT theory.

  3. I know someone who's floor is made of pennies. Keep collecting.

    1. OH MY GOSH! Do they have a pet unicorn, too?