Saturday, November 20, 2021

One Is the Loneliest PENNY That You'll Ever Find

Not a good week for Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune. A shut-out was avoided, though, on THURSDAY, November 18, at the School-Turn Casey's.

I was waiting back 6 feet from the customer at the counter when I saw a penny languishing on the floor near the corner of the counter. I would have loved to pick it up right then, but such an action would have put my noggin embarrassingly close to that guy's private area. So... I let it lie.

The customer over at the second register left, so I went over there. Which was a signal for that cashier to wander away and chat with the one working on my penny-blocker. Seriously. Just wrap up the transaction with this guy, before somebody else nabs my rightful penny!!!

Oh my gosh. I don't know how much longer that guy could fiddle with putting his card back in his wallet. THEN he asked for a bag for his stuff. How dare he!

I was so ready to step over there and be waited on. But the second that guy left, my own cashier returned to "help" me. The very nerve of her!

Anyhoo... another customer stepped up to the penny-hindering register. I wrapped up my purchase and stopped for that penny. I kept my back to the customer. So even though he was ample-rumpused by Val, there was no appearance of impropriety concerning the location of my head.

I put that penny in my shirt pocket and headed to T-Hoe before anyone could catch me! I posed Abe on the $4 winner that the cashier said had already been scanned, thanks to the darn Country Mart malfunctioning lottery machine! I may be out $4, but really it's only $3.99 because of my found penny!

It was a heads-up 1991. Mine all mine!

That makes ONE COIN this week, for ONE CENT towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.


Penny       # 110.
Dime         still at 12.
Nickel       still at 7.
Quarter    still at 6.

Penny     134
Dime        25
Nickel      10
Quarter      1


  1. All you need now is 399 more pennies and that lost $4 is taken care of. I like your musical titles when I can remember the songs they are referring to.

    1. I was hoping someone would catch on to the title. I might need to find the Fountain of Youth so I can have enough time to find that many pennies!

    2. You only need a penny a day for one year and 34 days.

    3. But I'm only finding a penny about every three days... so that would become 3 years and 102 days!