Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lucky Penny Day!

Today, May 23 is Lucky Penny Day! I haven't been lucky and found a penny today. Have you?

I'm "borrowing" the following info from the Holiday Insights Web site:

It's Lucky Penny Day. Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today.

Taken at face value, a penny doesn't buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, Penny Candy got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny's value. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny....Heaven forbid!

The penny still serves a very useful purpose...  at least some of them are lucky pennies.  Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a a scratch-off ticket.

Are you superstitious? Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.

Here are some other uses for pennies:
  • A penny for your thoughts.
  • To put your "two cents" in.
  • A necessity for penny pinchers
  • A handy screwdriver when nothing else is available.
So, it's me again. Are you superstitious? Do you only pick up pennies that are face up? I guess I'm not because to me, they're all fair game.

Happy Lucky Penny Day!
Peggy (and don't call me Penny)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Broke the streak

At the grocery store last night, I found this penny in the middle of the floor. Ta da! Nothing too exciting, but I was excited to break the unfound money streak.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1992
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  okey dokey
How many coins/bills found to date:  26
How much found money to date:  $.44

Friday, May 21, 2010

Depressing May... 1 penny

This is sad. All of May I've found 1 penny. Just 1. What is up?!

I know the economy is supposed to be improving but have people also become better at not dropping coins too? Have I been staying in more? Well, yes, it's getting hot in the 'hood. Our first 100-degree day today but I do have to go out later. Ugh. Maybe I'll get lucky and spot a nickle.

Have YOU found any money this month? I mean, May is almost gone. Only 10 days of finding money left in May. How's your money jar looking?

No money pics; hibiscus photo will have to suffice.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

It is a gorgeous day in the 'hood but the heat is coming so after watching Leatherheads (dirty, dirty George Clooney and John Krasinski, but they looked fine) I made myself get up off the couch and go ride my bike. It was a bit breezy but lovely out. Cool and fresh. So, I was riding home from tooling around up and down side streets, and at 35th and Osborne I spotted this little guy:

He was filthy, dirty, not unlike George and John, but that never stopped me.

In honor of May Day, I took some pictures of the flowering bushes around this place before they droop and melt in the heat. When I was little, on May Day, we would pick flowers that we put in paper baskets we'd made just for the occasion and leave them on old ladies' doorknobs. We'd ring the doorbell and run. Sort of like backwards Halloween. I loved it!

The white flowers are white oleander. Good book. Deadly flower.

The yellow ones, I call yellow trumpet flowers. They grow on bushes. No idea what their real name is. Pretty though!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1982
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  beat up, run over, dirty
How many coins/bills found to date:  25
How much found money to date:  $.43

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