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

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day

Today we celebrated Father’s Day.  Yes, I realize it is a day early, but that’s when everyone’s schedule allowed for it.

You would smile at seeing Doc playing in the pool with ALL of his downline (two sons and two grandchildren).  What fun to see the waterfights and merriment. Sure wished I’d had a camera with me.

I know that has nothing to do with Penny Finding, I was merely sharing a JOY moment with you.

Now for Penny Finding …
Excuse me for a moment – Doc is saying there is a skinny coyote in our front yard.  I gotta go see this.  Yup, that’s a coyote.

Back to Penny Tales …
Approximately 7 p.m. this evening Doc and I realized that we had not been anywhere today in order to find a coin.  So we grabbed leashes and dogs and headed out.

Went to the shopping center down the street which has a fast food place, a 7-11 store and a car wash.  There were zero cars at the fast food drive up window, so I quickly went there before any cars came.  I could see several coins glistening in the fading sun.  This was going to be easy.  I was smiling with contentment in knowing that those coins would be mine in a few seconds.  I was approaching from the West.  Suddenly approaching from the East was a worker from the fast food diner!  She must have also noticed all those coins laying there and come outside to collect them.  Rats!  Of course Dundee and I proceeded as though we were just out for an evening stroll…

As I walked away I was disheartened,  “Hey Penny Angels, that was NOT nice!  You showed me all those sparkly coins, and then just took them away!”   Grumble, grumble.  Then Doc and Norman approached Dundee and me near the 7-11 store.  Doc and I yelled “Mine” simultaneously because we each had spotted separate dimes just a few feet apart!  By then we were laughing.  Then I found a quarter to which Doc said, “Now we just need one of those elusive nickels”.
We all walked over to the car wash where we collected another nine pennies and a dime.  Where was that nickel?  So Doc and I both began chanting “Nickel, Nickel, Nickel…” and within moments there was a nickel and a penny!  THANKS ANGLES for Playing with us!  That was FUN!  Both coins were turned up on their edges in a crack along a curb.  Very difficult place to see a coin.

My thought was: “WOW Angels!  This would make for a REALLY GOOD manifesting Penny Tale about getting that requested Nickel.  However Angels, I have other things I want to do tonight, so THANKS for the coins.  I appreciate the play time with you, but I have other plans.”

I was heading back to the van when Doc had a “nudging” to go behind the car wash.  Norman had enough walking, sat down and refused to go any further.  Doc still wanted to go behind the building and merely carried Norman along with him.  I went along and found a penny, then a Wheat Penny!  Special Find!  Glad we followed that Nudging.

Dundee and I went back to the van.  After what seemed like an eternity, Doc and Norman appeared.  Doc said, “I told you I had a “nudging”. He opened his hand to reveal at least two dozen coins.  (Tally #1).  Then Doc said, “Get a napkin and scraper of some sort, because I found a coin mine!”  So we went back to the “mine”.  We scraped and chiseled through the thick pile of ??????  (you don’t really want me to describe that) unearthing who knows how many coins.  (Tally #2)

There was no way to know what the coins were until they were cleaned.

First Batch:   12P, 1N, 3D, 1Q  
That makes it a Coin Mine as well as a Hit for the Cycle.  Plus an included wheat Penny.

Tally #1     25P, 1N, 5D, 2Q, +
(+) This haul also included something Doc and I had not seen before – a $1 Presidential Commemorative Coin.

Tally #2  10P, 2N, 8D, 2Q

TOTAL COUNT:     47P, 4N, 16D, 5Q, $1, = 73 coins for a face value of  $4.52  Including FOUR Hits for the Cycle!

Conversation with the Angels when Driving Home. “OK.  YOU WIN!  With this spectacular of a haul, I am obligated to write a Penny Tale tonight. Please guide me on this”.

Lesson: We may see something REALLY good which we are anticipating.  Then when it does not happen as we were expecting, we can easily get discouraged and sometimes ask. “WHY?”  “What went wrong?”  “Why didn’t things go the way I had planned?” 

We need to keep in mind that sometimes SOURCE can see the bigger picture.  And SOURCE has limitless resources and blessings which are showered upon us.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nottoway Mansion

For the past 13 Days Doc and I have been traveling in Tennessee and then down the Mississippi River on the American Queen.   
Of course we have been finding coins every day of the journey.

Today we disembarked at the Nottoway Plantation and Resort.  We hopped on a shuttle bus parked just a few feet from the base of the gangway.  Of course we were searching for coins in that short span.

We arrived at the Plantation at Noon.  We toured the Mansion, then walked the grounds.  We enjoyed the facility while keeping eyes open for today’s coin. None were found in the café, conference areas, under the benches, in the planters, in the parking lot or at the gift shop.

The climate was extremely hot, horribly humid, and blindingly bright.  We were ready to get back to the boat.  The 1:30 p.m. bus was about to leave.  Doc was planning to go. I told him I could not leave without today’s coin!  He was not thrilled and walked across the street to investigate the levee (and get away from me).  I walked through the gift shop (again).  Did not want to go out in the heat, but had to.  I started walking toward the mansion and talking to the Penny Angels.  “Look, the people at our dinner table, and even Captain Willits are likely to ask about today’s coin finds.  Don’t you want to show them your stuff?”

When I reached the courtyard fountain, a beautiful dragonfly flew in front of me.  I asked it to show me a coin.  Taking coins out of a fountain is against Penny Protocol, but sometimes people miss the fountain and perhaps I would find a coin in the planter under the flowers.  I followed the dragonfly. Look where it led me.  Not just ONE coin, but a number of them scattered in the bark!  I think there are 39 Pennies, 1 Nickel, 1 Dime and one foreign coin.  Won’t know until I get them cleaned of the mineral deposits.

It turns out that while Doc was walking along the levee, he was also asking for Divine Intervention.  (So that he could get back to the boat sooner).

When I showed Doc where I had found the coins, he looked and found HIS 2₵ worth for today.

COINcidence?  Manifesting? Answer to Prayer? Law of Attraction?  What would YOU call it?