Journal Entry: Weight = 177.0 lbs.; Money Found = $1.12, 27 pennies, 4 nickels, 4 dimes, 1 quarter; Glass Bottles retrieved = 9. Feature find, "walk-over" dime.
Feature Entry : The MoneyWalker must frequently remind himself that the purpose of his daily walk is fitness and weight management, not finding money. However, there is no denying, the fun is in finding the money, not the value of the money found.
One particularly rewarding type of find is "walk-over" coins. In the photo are several coins separated by a little doll that I picked up on a recent walk. The coins on the left are "walk-over" coins and the ones on the right are new coins. Notice that the "walk-over" coins are dark and earth-stained, not shinny like the new coins.
"Walk-over" was selected as a name for coins that have been lost (usually in a curbed street area) for a long time. Thus, they have been walked over. My first find today was a "walk-over" dime found along a street curb that I have walked dozens of times. But today, a just barely recognized stimulus contacted memory in just the right way. It wasn't a washer, a flattened bottle cap, a cell-phone battery, an electrician's fixture slug, or a rounded foil disk from a medicine bottle; it was a coin, it was a dime. How many times had this darling been "walked-over" by pedestrians, arriving/departing motorists, or bikers? Now the dime is once again living its destiny--being in circulation.
So, for your musical enjoyment, and an ode to all the "walk-over" coins still waiting to be found is this Burt Backarach blockbuster song "Walk on By":
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye, ooh baby
Walk on by, ooh sugar
Walk on by...(baby, baby don't stop)