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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A time I got "lucky"...

When I was younger, I didn't get much money. We didn't get allowance, and didn't have any way to work for money. That was ok, my mom would give us coins to spend at the corner store for Bazooka bubble gum. It was 5¢ for a piece, and it had a little comic wrapped around it. We didn't go shopping a lot, except for groceries, so I didn't have a chance to spend much either.

I had two older brothers, and they had paper routes. My oldest brother loved the Hobby store, and they bought lots of rockets and supplies there. My brothers also had model trains, and they made a huge board for it, with little trees, rocks, and even a volcano that worked. It was pretty cool. I was content to ride my bike, play at the park, and play Barbies with my friends. I did like being with my older brothers, but they usually liked to have me run bases for them. They could throw their baseball much faster than I could run between them, so I got winded pretty quickly.

One summer when I was ten, my brothers got an opportunity to deliver a bunch of papers to apartment houses. I think the papers were mostly classified ads, but if we delivered a bunch of them, we got paid for it. They got me to help them, and gave me a little bit of the money. (Which I probably spent on gum or candy at the corner store!)

We were walking outside the apartments, between the apartment houses with my mom's friend Lynn. We walked across this one driveway, and there was some cash lying on the ground. I picked it up and fingered through it, it was ELEVEN dollars, that was a lot of money back in 1983. ;-D I gave it to my mom's friend, and she said she would see if she could find out who it belonged to, and return it. Well, after several days, nobody claimed the money. So Lynn gave the money to me!

I felt so lucky! I had not been alone when I found the money, but just happened to be the one who found the money! I don't remember what I spent the money to buy, I may have put it into my savings account. My parents placed an importance on saving money, so I bet that's what happened with all or most of the cash.

I told my kids and nieces and nephews, it pays to look down! ;-D You never know when you will find some money lying on the ground, even if it is only a penny. You save your pennies, someday you'll be rich!

What about you? Have you ever found money? Share about it in the comments!

This post is linked up with Mama Kat's writer's workshop
#5. Share a childhood story about a time you got lucky.

Matthew 17:27
“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.”

Luke 15:8-9
[ The Parable of the Lost Coin ] “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’


  1. Never found any money in my childhood or at any other time. If I did I know my first instinct would be to stuff it in my pocket, but eventually I would come to my senses and turn it over to the police! Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

  2. I lost money once and then found it again! I'd been babysitting and got paid in cash. I stuck the cash in the door of the car and when I got home I forgot to get the cash out befor opening the door. It was windy and dark and I couldn't see anything and then when I got up to the house I remembered about the money but thought, oh well, it'll be halfway down the road by now. Went down in the morning and found all of it stuck in the hedge on the edge of the driveway! huzzah!

  3. I found over a thousand in a Wal-mart parking lot and turned it in to the police. Someone was able to identify what it was in and so forth and got their money back. It was rent money and their kids Christmas. So glad it found it's way back to them.

  4. Oh my gosh, I would have been on cloud 9 if I had found that money at that age. You DID get lucky!


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