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, June 14, 2023

Miracle Mile


Each day there are so many things to be grateful for.  We just need to recognize “The Miracles”.


This evening around 5:30, I looked out the window and noticed what a gorgeous day it was.  (I had been working indoors all day).  I said to Doc “Sure wish you liked to walk.  I have not walked around the neighborhood since April.  It would be so nice to go out together right now”.  Doc replied: “I’ll go with you!”  Miracle #1


Once on the walk, I was enjoying the weather, the birds, the flowers...  Suddenly Doc stopped me saying “Shiny thing in the gutter!”  No way!  In all the years, I have only ever found two coins in this neighborhood.  Today’s coin was a 25¢ piece.  WOW!  (25 is my favorite number).  Miracle #2.


I teased the Penny Angels, “That was impressive!  Since Doc found a penny and a nickel earlier today when he went shopping, you just need to produce a dime for a ‘Hit-for-the-Cycle’”.  Within a few more houses Doc quipped, “Look what is in front of us”.  It was a dime!!!  Miracle #3.


Three Little Miracles in One Short Mile.


If you are open to it, in every mile of your day, there is something good to be discovered.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Back in the USA

 As Doc and I have travelled around the world we’ve come to agree with the old saying “There’s No Place Like Home” – especially when it comes to coin finding.  Tanzania, Canada, Australia and other places just do not provide the same opportunities as the USA does.

Doc and I spent the month of May in Australia.  We were told it would be practically IMPOSSIBLE to find coins since essentially no one uses cash any longer and pennies were withdrawn from circulation in 1992.  For the first week Down Under Doc and I did not find a single coin.  I then asked for Angel assistance in a few circumstances (such as at airports) and came home with 18 coins.  Not bad, but not very much for an entire month.  We saw many more kangaroos than wayward coins.



Once Doc and I returned home, we spent the first two days around the house just unpacking, doing laundry, working in the yard, paying bills, etc.  Finally, on Day #3 we ventured out to do work at our rental house and run some errands.  We found 14 pennies, a nickel, and a dime.

On Day #4 Doc went grocery shopping.  He came home with 3(P), 3(N), 2(D), 2(Q).  That’s TWO complete Hits for the Cycle!  That’s pretty rare now-a-days.  (A Hit for the Cycle is one each the four basic coins – P, N, D, Q)


So in just two days we found 26 coins.


It’s good to be Back in the USA.