Thursday, April 16, 2009
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It—The MoneyWalker Featured In The New York Times, Sort Of
Journal Entry: Weight = 176.4 lbs; Coinage = $1.16, 71 pennies, 3 nickels, 3 dimes; glass bottles retrieved = 14. Interesting find, a partially buried totally stained nickel along with six pennies in a suspicious pile of debris near a paint and body shop.
Feature Entry: Twincapes at http://frugalpirate.blogspot.com/ was nice enough to alert me of a bloggers nirvana, to be featured in a nationally prominent website. Susan Headley, a writer for About.com wrote about the MoneyWalker in her Guide to Coins. The URL address is http://coins.about.com/b/2009/04/15/found-money.htm
Quoting Susan, “Another interesting "found money" blog is the Money Walker. Written by Bobby Eason, a professor emeritus at the University of New Orleans, this is a found money blog with an intellectual twist. Bobby loves to wax philosophical and psychological about coins and money, and its place in civilization, and he sometimes provides strategy tips, too! Bobby's entries consist of two parts: the Journal Entry and the Feature Entry. He keeps a running total of the weight and value of his finds, breaking them down into the precise numbers of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and bottles that he finds. (Yep, like many found money aficionados, Bobby also collects bottles to turn in for the deposit refund.)”
Susan is a regular contributor to About.com which “… is an online neighborhood of hundreds of helpful experts, eager to share their wealth of knowledge with visitors.” The site is visited every month by over 60 million people. People that inquire are called “neighbors” and seek help with things that range from health care, parenting issues, advice on travel, cooking, technology, hobbies and much more. The experts are also called neighbors and like a good neighbor they offer help so that everyone’s life is enhanced by the expert advice given.
From their homepage, they report their history as follows: ”Founded in 1996, About.com was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT). Today, About.com is recognized as a top 15 content site and one of the largest producers of original content on the Web.”
So as the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live used to say, “Isn’t that special!” Thanks Susan. Also, my feature photo was taken from her cadre of interesting pictures. I recently found one of the priceless pennies known as a wheatie. Mine was coined in 1946. Susan’s helpful chart said that it was worth triple its face value. Wow, three cents. I’m sending it to a friend that is a coin collector as a present for being one of my blog followers.
Blog time is over, I've got to get about waxing philosophically and psychologically.