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See A Penny...

March 3rd, 2008 at 02:59 pm

Does anyone remember the following childhood poem?

"See a penny, pick it up,
All the day you'll have good luck"

At what point did it become "see a penny heads up and only then should you pick it up; otherwise you will be cursed from henceforth and forever"? I have found three pennies in the past few days that were in the wide open of parking lots. All of them were tails up. I saw several people pass right by them, look, and keep walking. Obviously I do not fall into the superstitious category. I also realize that it is only three cents. Over time I might only find 100 pennies, but that is a dollar. I wonder if those same people would pass by a dollar bill if George's face was kissing the asphalt. After all it is tails up. Hmmm....I might start spreading that bad luck rumor around to increase my chances of finding more paper money.

New $20 Challenge Total (pennies & paycheck): $1281.56

8 Responses to “See A Penny...”

  1. JanH Says:

    Lol. We've been picking up all coins whether face up or face down...we've probably picked up about 3 dollars in the past month!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    I don't go by the heads up rule either.... but I do remember that rule from childhood.

  3. homebody Says:

    Yes! I pick up all pennies!

  4. Amber Says:

    I picked them up all the time, matter of fact I found six cents just the other day

  5. Ima saver Says:

    I pick up all pennies!

  6. nance Says:

    I never heard that one. However, my grandmother used to say, "Find a penny, pick it up!
    Find a penny, leave it lay, then bad luck, you'll
    have all day.

  7. Aleta Says:

    Maybe if you turned the penny over to face up and waited a little while until you pick it up. Just trying to find some humour in all of this. I had heard the same thing when I was a young child. I just pick them up regardless.

  8. Amber Says:

    lol cute Aleta

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