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.
Last night Doc and I attended a
Christmas Eve service at a local church.The entertainers put on quite a performance (actually five of them
throughout the day).It was very loud
and high tech.This morning’s Christmas
performance by the Penny Angels was every bit as impressive – and much quieter).
Doc with Double Tails and Knee Braces
This Christmas morning Doc wanted to a) get his coffee and
b) break in his new knee braces.He
insisted I go with him (and get my coin for today).The dogs, of course determined this now to be
a Family Christmas activity.The Two
Tails demanded to go along as well.
Our first stop this morning was at a closed car wash.I set out to find merely a coin or two.Doc hopped out of the van and said we should
go find …….25 coins?
We walked the doggies, logged in several hundred steps and
found my requisite coin.(Actually we
collected 24 coins [20P, N, 3D] which is a double Coin Mine).
Our second stop was at a shopping center where Doc planned
to get his coffee.The grocery store was
closed, so we walked the parking lot to get a few more steps logged.We collected 10 Pennies and a Dime on that
The third stop was to get Doc’s coffee.He headed toward the shop, I headed in the
opposite direction across the empty parking lot.I was
talking to the Angels,
“We have pennies, a nickel, and dimes.If you want to make for a good story this morning, you could deliver a
quarter to me right now and complete a Hit for the Cycle”.Within 3-4 minutes there was a shiny quarter
in a dirt patch!And as I bent over to
retrieve it, another quarter appeared!TWO quarters.I guess that means the Penny Angels wanted
me to write a (Double) Penny Tale today (since they delivered a Double Hit
for the Cycle).
Coin Finds in Starbucks Courtyard
I headed back to Starbucks to meet Doc.He had his coffee; I had my quarters.But the Penny Angels were not through with
us.Doc spotted a penny in the Starbucks
courtyard.We retrieved it.There was another penny and another penny and
another… it felt as though we were surrounded by coins!Within moments we had gobbled up 69 coins!The coins had crusty white sediment on
them.It wasn’t until we got home and I
could wash them, that we could determine we had collected 62P, 3N, 4D at that
Then, as we returned to our van to leave, Doc spotted a
Wheat penny!(Perhaps from the Angels of
Instead of SPENDING money on Christmas, we were FINDING
money on Christmas…. And enjoying Playful Time with the Angels.
(94), N (4), D (8), Q (2) = 108 Coins
·The Angels enJOY when
we Play like a Child with them
·Set your expectations /
goals higher than the minimum daily requirement
·The Angels are there to
assist and will generally perform much better than humans will
We were headed to our cabin to say goodbye to it.(More on Tales from the Penny Palace).As we left home Doc suggested we stop at the
nearest car wash (which would be closed do to the rain) and look for the day’s
coin.I hopped out and found a penny within
a few minutes.That put me in a slightly
better mood.The song “Pennies from
Heaven” came to mind.
time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
find your fortune's fallin' all over the town Be sure that your umbrella is upside down…”
So I playfully turned my umbrella upside down and said
(outloud), “OK Angels, I’ve got the Dismals today.Do something to make me laugh!”I looked over in a dirt area. It had been
recently raked and there were several piles of debris.At first did not see any coins in the dirt,
but then a dime, and a nickel, and a penny, and a penny, and a nickel, and a
penny ….There were 16 pennies, 2
nickels, and a dime.That made a Coin
Mine (defined as at least 12 coins found at one location).I was laughing with the Angels and thanking
them.As I turned to leave, I noticed a
small raked cluster of debris.Right on
top of everything was a quarter!That
made a Hit for the Cycle!Thank you
Angels for your humor and “attitude adjustment”.
And just what was
Doc doing while I was out in the rain gobbling coins?I had told him to stay in the van and stay
dry – I would just be gone for a few minutes.He promptly ignored me, grabbed his umbrella, and then held my umbrella
over me while I was playing with the coins in the mud!What
an incredible partner and Best Friend.