Any Penny in a Storm…


Yesterday…I bent down to pick up a penny…as I walked to the school gym…it was right in the path where the kids had traveled…back and forth…all day…maybe they had seen it and maybe they hadn’t…
See a penny…pick it up…and all day long…you’ll have good luck…I’ve heard it all my life…and I’ve complied…
I’ve never been hit by a car…or a meteor…or captured by a giant gorilla in New York City…it must be working…or…at least…I think it is…
Now…there are rules…only pennies found face up are lucky…
So…let me get this straight…I’m riding my bicycle down the middle of a county road…and I spot a penny…I brake…turn around…search out the penny…only to find Mr. Lincoln sleeping on his tummy…and I ride away…
I don’t think so…I pick that little sucker up…say…everything I’m doing is paying off…and add it to the growing…road-kill change collection
It amazes me that someone started the rule in the first place…what…they were too lazy to bend over…so they said to their companion…uh…it’s face down…uh…it’s not good luck…uh…better…leave it there…
Not me…I figure any money I find is…money I didn’t have…therefore…it’s bound to be lucky…
It also amazes me…that some people won’t bother to pick up change…it’s only a penny…or a nickel…or a quarter…
Not me…I figure any money I find is…money I didn’t have…therefore…it’s bound to add up…
But…that’s just me…
I find money in the strangest places…as mentioned…in the middle of a country road…what…people roll down their windows…and throw out their change…
Seriously…how does it get there…
Call me superstitious…but…almost the only penny I will leave…is in a public toilet…and…yes…I’ve seen them there…I’m thinking the Tidy Bowl Man throws them out of his little boat…the nautical equivalent of the country road scenario…
Well…I’ve given you my…two cents worth
Now…I’m wondering…if I offer you…a penny…for your thoughts…why do you always give me…your…two cents worth
Unfortunately…that will have to wait until another day…
Jane

6 thoughts on “Any Penny in a Storm…

  1. Finding a penny is so exciting to me. It's a sign from my Daddy in heaven that he is there with me, smiling down at me and wondering what kind of mischief I'll get into next. Penny's from Heaven – that's what they are to me!

  2. I love that Georgia!

    What is it about finding a penny that's so exciting?? We have a change Tupperware container, and we chuck 'em all in there… it all adds up. We know when that Tupperware is full, we've got about $300… and honestly, it doesn't take long to fill. We always use the money on our camping trips. I guess for us, finding a penny = fun family time… that's a good reason to get excited about finding pennies 😉

  3. Hehe I always think that pennies I come across are lucky too! I found one in my car trunk the other day and it made me smile. Now I smile as I read your post.

  4. Jenn…you're inspiring me to count my road kill coins…I have a large strawberry cookie jar about half full…this summer…Megan (3) came running in the den…there's money in the strawberry…everyone went…huh…except me…I knew she'd been snooping…LOL!

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