Monday, June 24, 2013

Found Two Pennies in a Dumpster

Yes, you read that right. I found these two pennies today in a dumpster! That's a first! 

I went out to get my mail, took my trash out, and went on my way. I decided to walk around the parking lot to see if I spotted any money. Nope, but I did find some trash. So, I picked up a few things and took it to another dumpster to throw away. Inside the dumpster, right on top of what looked like a child's pull up (I know, a pull up!) were these two pennies! The pull up was folded so that nothing, er, unsightly was showing. Except these two pennies!

So, I reached in and couldn't reach. My armpit sort of hung up on the edge of the dumpster. Ugh. I went over to a pile of rocks, got one and set it in front of the dumpster. That did the trick! It raised me up enough to reach these bad boys!

I brought them home and gave them (and my hands) a bath. Isn't that weird that they were just sitting there? I wonder if someone threw them in with other trash or set them on top of the diaper (it could have been a diaper) or pull up (not sure??) to see if someone would find it. Nah, I doubt it. 

I set the pennies on my messy coffee table. I've been sewing stuff, in case you couldn't tell. I made this mug rug (coaster) for my sister last week. I'm still in the sewing mood so all my sewing junk is still out, everywhere.

Anyway, have you ever found money on top of trash?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1988, 1998
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition: tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $16.56


  1. What a wonderful story - love it, Peggy. I found a single penny when leaving the casino here in MD the other day. It was the only money I had on me when I left - true story.

    1. Sounds like a good trip to the casino, Lori! You gave it all you had (literally!).

  2. I think you are becoming a money magnet, Peggy!

  3. I think you are becoming a money magnet, Peggy!

    1. I am ALWAYS looking. I think that's what it is!


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