It's not everyone who's friends are willing to brave public restrooms in the name of coin finding. But my friends are high quality...and they frequently have to pee! 🙂
I really think I might be the luckiest person alive. Not only do I have friends finding pennies and thinking about me when they do…but they often share their adventures with me via text, voicemail, or by actually delivering their found coins to me.
But my friend Rick took it to a whole new level. Sure, some might consider it a LOWER level…but I consider this friendship in the truest sense!! Just check out the e-mail I got with the attached photo. If you were fuzzy on the location of the dime…the e-mail says it all!
Rick’s notes from the field (April 11, 2010)
Going the extra mile….Yes that is a toilet bowl.
Sent via BlackBerry
Thanks, Rick, for being a trooper in the world of penny finding!
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Such a muse, the penny. Lincoln’s sassy beard. That lovely memorial on the back (aka–“tails”). Pretty copper color (provided the found penny hasn’t been trampled by busy feet in the metro or savagely run over by rush-hour traffic). You just never know when finding one will send you into a blitz of creativity.
And if you find something MORE than a penny…well, then you’re just driven to poetically taunt your fellow change finders. Which has a way of producing its own breed of creativity. See the lovely string of poems from dedicated friends of the penny…and those who just want to mock my dear old dad!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I fond a dime today,
I didn’t say it was good poetry.
Thanks for your bit of inspiration today – this has actually prompted me to try my hand at a bit of poetry myself.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Some poems rhyme
But this one doesn’t
Hmmmm . . .I suck at poetry.
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue
If Lincoln were alive
He’d give you a high five.
oh well….I suck too.
And finally…my friend Julia found her first penny for the spreadsheet which inspired an actual poem that makes sense (or cents). Take note, you silly boys (not that I didn’t love your poems in their own, special, “short bus” kind of way!).
I found a penny yesterday a-walking home from work.
Sir Lincoln’s head was staring up, his tail smushed in the dirt.
His face was scratched up quite a bit but in all he seemed just fine,
for ‘spite the cars and boots and grime, that penny kept its shine.
crosswalk of 7th and Maryland Ave, NE.
23 Oct 07
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