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, December 25, 2013


The doggies have been anxious to go for a walk, so this morning Doc and I took them to the local car wash.  They helped us find 23 pennies and a dime!   We consider 12 coins to be a “Coin Mine” so this was a double mine.

Of course, Doc needed his daily “Starbucks Fix”, so we next went there.  Doc had been wanting to investigate the Pacific Electric walking Trail (PET) so we meandered along that for 2-3 miles.  After all that walking we had worked up an appetite.  The car was parked next to a Coco’s Restaurant, so that was an easy decision for lunch -- and Doc was wanting some turkey and stuffing.

While enjoying lunch we both thought “24 coins is OK, but 25 would be more appropriate for Christmas.  Besides, 25 is the magical Penny Palace number”.  So we asked the Angels for one more penny.  Got it as we returned to our van.  J  Manifesting.

Coins Today:  24 P, 1D = $0.34

Monday, December 23, 2013


Two Pennies -
can't be good for drainage
Very Gross "Log" of sludge
These past few weeks Doc and I have been fixing up our rental house in Montclair. Today we took apart the P-traps under the two bathroom sinks.  In each there was a solid black “log” of really smelly hair, crud and whatever else.  I was wearing rubber gloves and trying to relieve the “constipation” in the pipe piece.  Guess what I found?  Two Pennies!

On some days “God’s 2¢ Worth” is downright unappealing and I don’t even want to accept it.  Today’s Find was really gross!


On a nicer note ….
This morning on our first trip to Home Depot, I was “nudged” to get flowers for a couple with whom we had not spoken in several months.  We were supposed to be on the jobsite at 11 a.m., and Doc was anxious to get there.  Buying the flowers would mean driving back in the opposite direction for several miles not even knowing if the people were at home (they often spend holidays with family elsewhere).  So I argued with the Angels.

The Angels convinced me to get the flowers and that it was important.  As Doc drove, I phoned ahead to see if the couple was in town this morning.  Perfect timing. Our friends had just made a very difficult life-changing decision so some cheerful flowers (and a loving phone call) were greatly appreciated. Angels were “right on”.


And on a silly note…
On my afternoon run to Home Depot, we were losing daylight and I was in a hurry. I had on knee pads, dirt, sweat, remains of the P-Trap encounter and looked like something from a horror movie.  I hoped I would not see anyone I knew.  Of course when I parked the car, the driver of the van which pulled up right beside me was Barbara, a former colleague!  A very talented lady whom I have always admired.   We chatted as we walked across the parking lot into the store.  It wasn’t until I got home and took off the filthy clothes that I realized -- I was wearing the T-Shirt from the event which She and I coordinated for several years.  We hosted a Girl Scout Day at the University with the Theme “FINDing Your Spot in Engineering!”  COINcidence that at the very last minute this morning I changed to THAT shirt from the one I had intended to wear?  

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Under the Mark

These past few weeks Doc and I have been fixing up our rental house in Montclair. There have been daily trips to Home Depot and I have frequently wondered if I would see Mark (a former co-worker whom I greatly respect and admire) there since it is near his house.

This evening we stopped at Home Depot to shop and to find today's coin.  I was thinking VERY strongly of Mark as I was in the store.  I almost felt as though he were near.  I felt I should make contact with him.

There was no coin at the Home Depot or the gas station next door.  As we were driving home, Doc unexpectedly stopped at a Staters Grocery store so I could find a coin.  As we walked through the door, I spotted a penny.  Yipee! Then there was a dime.  Doc went for bananas while I headed to the check out area.  I found another penny - just behind (or under) my friend Mark!  That was a great Find!  Mark paid for his groceries and then we chatted for a while.  COINcidence???

We also found a Panamanian 1/10 Balboa today.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

FIVE Years of Penny Finding!

Today is the 5 Year Anniversary of the day I threw out the Challenge to the Universe … “I have given up on the Dream House Project -  it seems impossible given all the restrictions and setbacks.  Plus, it is neither a logical nor a financially wise course to take. If however, YOU deem that I am to continue working toward this goal, then YOU show me a sign -- maybe a penny or something to indicate I should proceed in that direction. ”

Look at what happened!!!  There was a penny that next day, and the next day … and the next … and the next.  After ten days, I began jotting down a few notes about the coin finds.  And thus, “Penny Tales” was born. 

On August 5, 2009, after 229 Days of Consecutive Penny Finding (and proceeding on Faith) we were unexpectedly led to a new bare parcel of land in a different city.  (I had presumed we were going to build on the bare land we already owned).  After a few days of research, we placed an offer on the new lot and the next day the offer was accepted!  After that, there was one miracle after another.

A penny (or more) every day as the dream (which became known as the Penny Palace) unfolded.  For 1,393 days (until the Open House)  the Angels delivered COINS and COINcidences.  Over that period, the Angel antics touched the lives of hundreds of people throughout the world.

Once we moved into the Penny Palace, the wonderful stories continued.  We put our previous Pomona “starter home” (of 31 years) up for sale.  Several times the deals fell through.  The escrow process with the final buyers was nothing short of frustrating, but it has proven to be such a blessing! The new owners frequently post family photos on Facebook which allow Doc and I to “visit” with some of the special aspects we built into the house (such as the Octagon skylight).  Just this week, the new owner sent me a picture of the Fireplace Mantel -- and her collection of ANGELS she had displayed there.  Is that COINcidence or what?  How Perfect!


What have we all learned this past year?  LISTEN to the NUDGINGS!  Here is today’s example:  While writing this note to you tonight, the phone rang at 10 p.m.  An unexpected guest would be arriving within the hour!  EEKS.  I scrambled to wash dishes and clean the house.  The Nudging said, “Forget the cleaning. find this man a Balloon!”  I argued, “What?  I have 45 minutes before he arrives, just where will I find a balloon?”  I searched my garage.  Found a bag with 6 or 7 balloons: a green frog, a cowboy boot, a Get Well, an I Love You , and a Rainbow.  I put the bag away thinking none of those were appropriate.  The Nudging said to blow up the Rainbow!   I argued.  “What Guy wants a Rainbow balloon?”  The Nudging said to hurry and inflate the balloon.
When Chaz arrived we chatted for quite a while in the front foyer.  He said he had been somewhat dismal lately, but that starting tomorrow he had a feeling things were going to take a turn for the better -- just like in his Rainbow story.  I asked him “What Rainbow Story”? He shared with Doc and I. Then I shared with the two of them about the Rainbow Balloon Nudging and ran to the other room to fetch the balloon.  COINcidence???


How do you condense the experience of FIVE YEARS of Penny Finding and hundreds of “miracles” into one posting?  It simply can not be done.

REMEMBER:     It’s not the Money that Matters, It’s the MESSAGES!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Radio Talk

Jesse Duran, Lita, Irma Blanco

My friend Lita asked me to accompany her to a promotional event hosted by KOLA 99.9 Radio this morning.  At the conclusion of the event, Lita wanted to meet the two DJs.  Lita was able to get a photo with Jesse Duran and Irma Blanco and then, while she had their attention, she startled me by proceeding to tell them about Penny Finders!  Irma and Jesse asked a few questions and shared how they often discuss The Laws of Attraction and Manifesting as well.  It was an enjoyable dialogue.  At the conclusion of the discussion, I looked down and a few feet behind where the DJs had been standing, there was a dime!  Guess those Penny Angels were right there with us.