I Find Pennies

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People


    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

    Never any dollars or anything worth anything.

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

    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


     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

    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

    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
    19 Responses Oct 21, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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