Saturday, April 1, 2023

The COINtinuity of Life

In the midst of sadness, there is a silvery lining. I have been mourning the loss of my Sweet, Sweet Juno since Sunday. In fact, at the moment I heard about her passing, I had just picked up my phone to take a picture of a penny! Good timing, I suppose. A penny from Doggie Heaven...

SUNDAY, March 26, I had just parked at the Backroads Casey's when I saw that penny waiting for me on the pavement.

I got the picture before I even slid out of the driver's seat. Good thing nobody was parked there!

It was a craggedly handsome heads-up 2020 penny.

MONDAY, March 27, I was in the Sis-Town Casey's, paying for my gas and scratchers. My schedule was off, due to my fever that sprung up the previous Wednesday. As I turned to leave, I saw a welcome sight!

I set my scratchers on the unused counter by the closed register, to better have use of my hands to pic my dime. Not that it mattered...

Sorry if that face-down 2016 dime makes you feel like your eyes just got dilated at the ophthalmologist's office! 

TUESDAY, March 28, I dashed into Country Mart to use their scratcher vending machines. It was a worthwhile trip! I won $40 on a $5 ticket. And when I came out, something was waiting that was not there when I went in.

Making sure no one was behind me to nab my newfound bounty, I put my scratchers on T-Hoe's console and came back for the picture.

It was a heads-up 2014 dime, whose photo turned out quite Ansel-Adams-like. Some days my phone camera likes me, some days it behaves like a recalcitrant child.

FRIDAY, March 31, roared out like a lion. I went to town a few hours early to get back home before the 60 mph winds arrived with their possible tornadoes. The Gas Station Chicken Store had a treat waiting for me:

Back there in the corner. I couldn't leave it behind.

It was a heads-up 1996 penny, looking as grubby as its surroundings. I don't discriminate. Even a PigPen of a penny is welcome in my penny goblet.

That's 4 COINS this week, for 22 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny           # 37, 38.
Dime             # 7, 8.
Nickel           still at 1
Quarter        still at 0


Penny           124
Dime              21
Nickel              7
Quarter             9


Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. It is good to see your penny hunting had picked up! And your scratchers are part of your life again!

    1. Yep! I'm back in T-Hoe's saddle, making my daily town trips again.

  2. It's good to get out for scratchers again and the pennies and dimes are just the icing on the cake.

    1. Yes, I am happy to be no longer a prisoner of the fever that kept me home for three days.