Friday, January 10, 2014
Do you find change?
From the time I can remember I have slid my hands into the cracks of stuffed chairs and couches looking for money. One reason was we had no furniture as a family. Dad was a pastor and we lived in the parsonages, and they were furnished. I never once worried about sleeping in a bed that someone else had slept in, because that was the way I was raised. But when we moved in I headed for the chairs to see what treasures was there. I always found something, most of the time enough to buy an ice cream cone.
Pay Phones. Many folks cannot pass a pay phone without looking in the change slot just in case someone had forgotten. I have found many a dime or quarter in there. Not much of a chance now, Not too many pay phones left.
Ohhhh, car seats. When daddy traded cars, (always used during my childhood) there were always treasures under the back seats. There was only one problem, I was not strong enough to spring the back seat back in place, and daddy had to do it.
My son Jack took it one step further. If you have ever been to a Laundromat and looked in the dryers, you will normally see coins through the holes in the dryer drum. I never knew how they got there and definitely did not know how to get them out. Son Jack would do his laundry late at night. With a piece of wire he would slowly work the change over to the vent, remove the vent and get the money. Of course he chose dryers with no change to get for his dryer run. While the laundry was running he fished for money. He told me many nights he paid for his whole laundry run. WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?
Where have you found change? And YES Sherry and I both will still pick up a penny if we see it.
Thanks for stopping by the log.
I still consider a penny as money. I hear it costs more than a penny for them to make a penny. That doesn't make ‘cents’ (sense)
Love this beauty 1915 Packard
Speaking of Lincolns:
Above 1957 Lincoln Below the Lincoln futura concept car.