In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Joyfully, Tina

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day #1,391 - Gathering #2

Set Up

This morning Doc said we need to go out early - to find a coin (and to get him some breakfast and a coffee).  We went for Subway sandwiches and while Doc got the food, I wandered around searching for coins.  Found one penny under the bench in front of the ice cream shop.  (Coin #1)

Doc said one coin was not sufficient, so he drove across the street to the 7-11 gas station where I collected two more pennies.  (Coins #2&3).

Tour #1
Doc went off to school to teach his lab.  I spent an hour logging in the past three weeks of Penny Finds.  After that, it was total focus on getting the house ready.  Neighbor Priska (she was the person who proposed this whole Neighborhood Potluck idea) arrived at 1 p.m. to set up the tables and chairs.  Cleaning Maribel arrived at 2 p.m. to do her part.  Mom Kareen arrived to decorate the tables.

Elf Sighting
At 5 p.m. the guests began arriving.  It was a little slow at first, but then really picked up.  My goal was to have 20 neighborhood families represented.  Two days ago the count was 16.  There were some  RSVPs this morning and some walk-ins which made EXACTLY 20!  Another COINcidence?

Speaking of COINcidences … The weather forecast had warned of potential rain tonight.  This morning the hourly on-line predictions were cloudy at 10, 11, Noon, 1, 2, 3, then turning to Clear Skies at 4 p.m.!!!  PERFECT timing!

The neighbors really seemed to enjoy meeting each other, eating the delicious food (there was lots of it), and laughing at parts of the house such as the Dungeon and Elf Quarters.  One of the elves actually made a late-night appearance.

JOY Shared

Total:  3 Pennies


Anonymous said...

Tina, you and Doc are sure to be the neighborhood's favorite neighbors! You think of everything, including a special door for the neighborhood elves. Glad everything has worked out COINcidentally well such as the guest count, the weather, and such. I look forward to seeing the Penny Palace this weekend. Congratulations!


JR said...

Never find coins outside marketplace. There are 6 pennies just under the tables along the front. Quarter and 2 dimes in the breezeway.