One Proud Penny
Find a penny. Pick it up. All the day you'll have good luck.
That was a saying from my childhood. Of course back then a penny went
a lot further. Five could buy a candy bar, thirteen a comic book,
twenty-five admission to the Saturday matinee double feature with
popcorn for another fifteen. And we had real penny candy.
These days some grinches say we should ban pennies and stop
making them. I don't think that will happen any time soon. Too many
of us really like those coins...and pick them up to get good luck.
Randy Siegel's One Proud Penny narrates the adventures of a
typical zinc and copper coin born in Philadelphia in 1983: traveling
to places as far apart as both Portlands, being used to buy things,
and being lost in places like a sewer drain and the inside of a vacuum
cleaner. There's also plenty of good trivia.
It's a nice little book that encourages kids to contemplate the
concept of coins (the lengths I'll go to for alliteration! Bwa ha
ha!) and maybe start a piggy bank.
On a personal note, yesterday and today were the sales days for clean
sweep. Think very popular indoor yard sale with merchandise taking up
the entire surface of an ice hockey rink. We (crew) mostly engaged in
customer service and keeping everything as neat as possible. But we
also had a lot of fun hanging out together. Lisa, our fearless,
peerless leader, got take out restaurant lunches for us both days.
Mmm mmm good!!!
I know we made an amazing amount of money. I'll let you know how much
when I find out.
A great big shout out goes out to my fellow crew members, Lisa, and
our wonderful customers.
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