Saturday, January 8, 2022

Baby New Year Puts in His 4 CENTS

2022 is off to a good start in the Future Pennyillionaire department. On TUESDAY, January 4, I was off to the Liquor Store for scratchers. On my way in, I spied a pavement treat awaiting my arrival. I turned around to snap its picture. 

Yes, it's really there. At the bottom edge of the picture, near the middle.

It was a face-down 2001 penny, a little rough around the edges. You would be too, if you'd been run over by drinkers and vapers and scratcher players!

I went into the store with a $40 winner, and let another customer go ahead of me. It takes a while to select scratchers. He thanked me, and bellied up to the counter with his alcohol. That's when I noticed that my good deed had been rewarded.

So much to see here! No, my reward was not the cases of Jack Daniels and Smirnoff, nor the intriguing 40-packs of shooters, or whatever those little airline size bottles of liquor are called. Try to get your attention off that cowboy's bowed legs and rumpus, and look near his boots.

TWO MORE PENNIES! Thank you, Even Steven!

On the left was a face-down 2019.

Between the cowboy's toes was a face-down 1996 penny. Of course I waited for him to leave before snapping the photos and picking them up. Val wasn't raised in a barn. Or even a BARn.

FRIDAY, January 7, I started in the Gas Station Chicken Store. I had parked in the space by the FREE AIR hose, since I was ambulating passably, and not in need of the handicap space behind me. And that's where I saw it! A PENNY waiting just for me! If I'd parked in the handicap space, I would have been on it.
I was about to get a picture, but a white sedan had stopped, pointing its nose at that handicap space. So I nabbed my rightful penny and headed inside. But just then the white sedan revved its engine, and took off out the back of the parking lot! I don't know if I was too slow while harvesting that penny, or if they'd wanted to get FREE AIR (there was still room enough in front of me). They should count their lucky stars that I didn't ample-rumpus them!

There's the fruit of my harvest, a 1973 Abe Lincoln, posed on the lid of my magical elixir. He was face-down when I rescued him from the pavement. All four pennies this week were face down. I hope that's not a GOOCHER, like in Stand By Me, the movie, based on Stephen King's short story, "The Body."

That's 4 COINS this week, for 4 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.

Penny        # 1, 2, 3, 4.
Dime             0
Nickel           0
Quarter        0

Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter          6


  1. 2022 is off to a good start for you, I hope it keeps up the pace. I don't think it matters whether coins are face up or face down as long as you find them.

    1. Yes, the good luck is in the finding. It's not like I'm flipping coins and getting all tails.