Hi Penny Pals –
2020 was definitely a challenging year for Penny Finding. As you’ll recall, at Consecutive Day #1000 (April 8) Doc and I decided it was safer to follow the Stay at Home edict than to go out Penny Finding. Our son (the medical doctor) kept scolding us about leaving the house. Currently the evening news is reporting that in Los Angeles County a person is dying of COVID-19 every 5 minutes.
Here is a summary of the 2020 data. Doc and I found:
967 Pennies, 64 Nickels, 229 Dimes and 72 Quarters plus some other currency. There were 1333 basic U.S. coins. (That’s about half of our previous year findings). The value of the U.S. currency totaled $56.75
There were only 15 Hits for the Cycle.
Since I first threw out the Penny Challenge to the Universe in December of 2008, I have found more than 33,000 coins and currency worth over $1,500.
The number of coins found in 2020 was much lower than in previous years. I was lamenting that fact to the Penny Angels. Condensed Discussion:
“Hi Penny Angels. 2020 year was kind of a bummer as far as Penny Finding. And it doesn’t appear that 2021 is going to be much better. People are sheltering at home, using their plastic cards to purchase things, and there is a national coin shortage. This Penny Finding is becoming more and more difficult.”
It seems that Penny Angels (Divine Beings) have a “Cents” of Humour and are with us despite COVID-19 and other factors. They proved that in the two days after I had that discussion with them.
Saturday Doc and I stopped for a hamburger. As we approached the drive up window, I spotted a penny, then another and another … In those few minutes, Doc acquired his burger and I had acquired 19 coins (15 Pennies, 4 Dimes).
That was pretty reassuring that the Angels were still out there.
Then the next day Doc and I stopped to admire a block planter which was being built at a local residence. Keep in mind this was a residential neighborhood – to find ONE penny in that environment would have been amazing. Doc said “Hey is that a coin in the street?” I went to pick it up. I spotted another penny, then another, then another … There were 65 pennies scattered about!!!
The Penny Angels made quite a Magnifi-CENT statement with THAT find.
Yes, there are Forces around us to help us deal with this pandemic and other challenges were are facing… plus even a little bit of fun here and there.