I Find Pennies

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    And Keep Them For Good Luck

        I always stick them in my shoe, heads up, or in the little tiny pocket inside the front pocket of my jeans. Sometimes I'll have multiple pennies in there because I just don't take them out; they go through the wash and everything. I used to put these 'lucky...
    AmberRenee AmberRenee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2009


    Picking up pennies is a way of maintaining some humility.  Too busy or important to stoop for a lowly penny?  Might be time to examine one's values.
    PetoskeyStone PetoskeyStone
    Oct 24, 2009

    Heads Or Tails

    Who cares... money is money and I've not hit my millions yet so I'm picking it up. I hate to see people throwing them into the street. GGRR!! And as for being lucky only on heads, hogwash! If I find money I don't care if it's on its side, I'm picking it up. (and when I do hit the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Oct 6, 2007

    Every time I see a penny,

    nickel, dime, or quarter on the ground, I always pick it up & put it in my pocket. I actually still use pennies. I have 2 large cups full of my pocket change. Whenever I am short on bills in my wallet, I will use my coins in these cups when I need to buy something important...
    s4019t s4019t
    31-35, M
    Sep 27, 2014

    I Am A Metermaid Afterall

    I write parking tickets for a living, so I often find pennies on the sidewalk. In the municipality in which I work we have some electronic meter stations, and there area often pennies on the ground near them. I pick 'em up! I consider it a tip of sorts. I often...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 25, 2009

    Brother's Room

    Who ever said never go into your brother's room? First time I stepped in there after a year or so and I find a mini goldmine underneath a pile of clothes. 59p to be exact which is good for now.  Although once I remember walking down the High Street with...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2008

    Pennies From Heaven

    A long time ago I happened to work in a mall to help me pay for my education. While there I knew an elderly woman that was a mall walker.  She would power walk every morning and every evening and would always fascinate me.  I used to watch her while I was closing the...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    25 Responses Oct 21, 2009

    My Sons Dad Passing

    I was married to my sons dad for close to 8 years.  I had never heard the term " pennies from heaven" other than once or twice that I can recall him making a mention of it during our life together.  It wasnt something that I gave any attention to, it was just something...
    SammiJ SammiJ
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2010


     all the time. i refrain form picking them up though :) in hopes someone who needs it more than i do finds it :) sometimes i find dollars,quarters, all kinds of money :) i found a fifty once and gave it to the first person i saw! :D i was like "money! here!" *hands...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2009

    Hundreds And Hundreds

    I save every penny I get in change during purchases, and pick up every penny I come across on the ground. I took 149 pennies to my college and bought a soda. They don't charge sales tax, so the $1.49 soda cost 149 pennies. I cleared it with the cashier before I used the 149...
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

    Never any dollars or anything worth anything.

    Just pennies and small change.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay
    36-40, M
    Feb 5, 2014
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