Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting for Change

A Penny saved is a penny earned ~ Benjamin Franklin

Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck
Find a penny, leave it lay, and you'll have bad luck all the day

Week #42 LIFE'S simple pleasure circle shapes

A penny is a one cent coin ¢ that has the profile of Abraham Lincoln on the front, the copper penny now is 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper.

There are a ton of catch phrases for this circular shaped coin: Penny wise, pound foolish.  You could be a penny pincher but you could also pay a pretty penny for extravagant items.  You could be dirt poor without two pennies to rub together, or you could earn a penny for your thoughts.  There is the Penny Press, Penny Savers, Henny Penny and Penny Candy.
And the Pressed Penny is a novelty souvenir at museums, theme parks and zoos.  A penny plus a small fee with get you an elongated coin that is flattened and stretched and embossed with a new design.  You put  the coins in a specialty booth and watch the process of it going from a circle, to an elongated oval.

In the above picture is a shiny penny with four souvenir pennies  I might try and clean them up because I can't really tell what the embossed design on the coins are.  I think one is from Disney World, but can't tell the others.

One of LIFE'S simple pleasures:

Pennies from Heaven
Today I found a penny,
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from heaven.
That's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
To make a smile out of your frown.
So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue;
It may be a Penny from Heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.
Pass this on to the people who you care
about and who you feel that are angels to you.
An angel is now watching over you.

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