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Sunday, April 22, 2012

"To Keep the Penny or not…that is the question..?" 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Monday)

"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. and has worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years..." She talks about the days when a penny was actually worth something... Enjoy.

                                            To Keep the Penny or not?

It seems that our government is leaning towards the decision of discontinuing the use of the penny; I never thought I’d see that day come to be.  I was raised on the importance of the penny. 
The penny taught us all how to save money when we were young; it represented the value of saving for something big.  Our pennies would quickly add up to a large amount of currency in those days. 
 We would collect so many of them and ask the bank for rolls to put our pennies in.  Finding a penny on the ground is a symbol of good luck and if you then give that penny away, your luck will be all that more increased. 
When we would find an old penny, we would take an eraser from a pencil and shine it to look new again.  How many of us would go to the penny candy isle at the five and dime store and buy a pocket full of dots and penny candy, full of sugar and good times. 
I guess the generations that are coming up the ranks will have to collect the next best thing…..a nickel….life will never be the same.
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KimoRosen said...

Canada has actually quit making pennies and rounds everything off to the nearest nickel.

KimoRosen said...

James Kimo Rosen http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1153779--federal-budget-2012-pennies-to-be-withdrawn-from-circulationFederal budget 2012: pennies to be withdrawn from circulation
The federal Canadian government is getting rid of pennies, although Canadians will still ...be able to use them for as long as they carry them around in their change purses.

Anonymous said...

Harmony said via facebook;"I like pennies. I just want my 2 cents worth!"

KimoRosen said...

Harmony, great comeback! Wish I woud had thought of it...
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