Saturday, December 18, 2021

It Ain't HaPENNYing On Val's Watch!

The pickin's were slim this week on Val's quest for pennies. So slim that on Wednesday, I had just about abandoned all hope before entering the Gas Station Chicken Store. I parked around the side, by the FREE AIR hose, and left my phone in T-Hoe. No need to have it weighting down my pants pocket, pulling those pants south, making ample-rumpusing even more dangerous to the person in line behind me.

Of course that was a signal for the ol' prankster Even Steven.

As I rounded the corner of the building, I was greeted with a penny meant just for me. No, I did NOT want to walk back to T-Hoe, in the 35-degree wind and drizzle. I figured I could nab that cent when I came out. There didn't seem to be a line waiting to collect it.

It was a heads-up 2002 penny. Normally, I would crop this photo and give you a closeup. But I like the artsy-fartsy quality of the iridescent crescents from the OIL SLICK on top of the puddle Old Abe was submerged in.

That's right! Abe was underwater! I felt guilty about putting my magical elixir first! I should have rescued Abe on my way inside, and not made him hold his breath until I returned to T-Hoe and grabbed my phone. Abraham Lincoln is NOT DROWNING on Val's watch! No siree, Bob! Not today, Even Steven. Not today.

Only 1 COIN this week, for 1 CENT towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.


Penny       # 120.
Dime         still at 13.
Nickel       still at 7.
Quarter    still at 6.

Penny     134
Dime        25
Nickel      10
Quarter      1


  1. You may be the only other person I know who says "No,siree Bob." We should compare some of our sayings, "Bob's your uncle" is one we use frequently.

    1. My grandpa used to say it. I hadn't heard the other one until I saw it in a movie. Don't remember which, but it might have been Journey to the Center of the Earth, the Brendan Fraser version.

  2. Good thing you didn't let honest Abe drown. I have heard the expression that someone pinched pennies so hard, Abraham Lincoln screamed.

    1. Well, that is disturbing, the thought of Ol' Abe screaming, so soon after his near-drowning!

  3. That's a really pretty picture with the oil slick colours and all. I don't think Abe minded waiting, he probably knows by now how important your magical elixir is.

    1. Give me an environmental hazard, and I'll make it artsy-fartsy for you! I think Abe must have practiced holding his breath.