Monday, June 5, 2017


Little known facts:

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.  (Because I knew this, I answered a trivia question lately ;-) )
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. 
"Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
"lollipop" with your right

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing. 

Okay, here goes. An entry with no designated time frame….

We visited Monticello once. I believe the cost was $3 or $8 for the tour.  We paid with a $10 or $20 bill and received two $2 bills in change. At first I was surprised, but then realized why. If you are familiar with the $2 bill you know Thomas Jefferson is pictured there.  So the change was a PR thing and I liked the idea.  We also kept those $2 bill for a while, but somewhere along the line they were spent.

Since I do not have an internet just now, I cannot check, but at one time our country produced some oversized $5 bills. I have seen a few of them, they are about ½” larger both ways.
                 (1914 over sized $5)

 My brother-In-law Elmer had a few of them but they were stolen during a house break-in.  He really regretted losing those. He lost a lot more, but I remember him mentioning them the most.

Grandson Ben gave Sherry a Confederate bill once, she still has it. We have a few Old bills and one mint set of $1 bills, a sheet of them about 2’ square. You can order them from the Mint, these were given me by Steve Helms, my best friend Sonny’s son. If we ever move into a brick and mortar home again, I am going to hang them on the wall as a picture.

I thought in my will I would note that behind the ‘picture’ are enough numbers for all the kids and grandkids. At my death there is to be a drawing and the winner gets the sheet of bills.  Of course if Sherry were to order a sheet of $100 bills, now that would produce some interest!  LOL

Robbie Cook, a dear OLD friend of mine from my early teens ‘folds money’ as a hobby. We have 4 $1 bills he has folded for us into shirts and pants.  They are attached here on either side of our printer. I like’em, Thanks Robbie.

If the cashless society happens before my demise, I think I will miss carrying some money in my pocket. ‘Do you hide a bill or two in your wallet?’ HOW IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE HAVE A YARD SALE WITHOUT CASH?

Nite Shipslog

 1956 Packard Carribean


Mevely317 said...

Those folded cash chaps are adorable!

He didn't have much, but my late Uncle Edric used to send each of his nieces and nephews a $2 bill on our birthdays. I'm going to look and see if any remain in the hope chest. (Now, having a Confederate bill would be really something!)

Yes, I still carry a few dollars here and there. Back in the 80's (before everyone carried a cell phone in their pocketbook) I had a co-worker who kept a $20 bill scotch-taped to the roof of her glove compartment.... emergency $ in the event she broke down.

Lisa said...

I carry a few dollars with me because I hate to use my debit card for less than a 10.00 purchase. I use my "wallet" app on my phone sometimes. Its great to just point my phone at the register and "ding". It pays.

When I was a kid, I would walk around the neighborhood selling candy bars when the school had a fundraiser. I came home with a silver certificate Im sure was given to me by mistake. Daddy caught it and bought if from me for.... a dollar. I didnt know the difference and he did. He later told me what it was worth. Im pretty sure he still has it put up for me.

Still dont have a dime

betty said...

So true about garage sales if cash isn't used. They would probably be nonexistent then. I remember hubby got a tie that was folded with dollar bills. Too cute and clever!



like those dollar bills folded into outfits. definitely cool.