Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Black Pennies

Journal Entry: Weight = 172.4; Coinage = $.84, 29 pennies, 3 dimes, 1 quarter; Glass bottles = 4; Ground Scores = 2; Best coinage find = several black pennies near various curbs.

Today was an experimental walking day. Several new or infrequently traveled streets were exercised. Not much coinage but several pennies had turned black by a lengthy exposure to the elements. It felt good to put them back in circulation. A recycled shirt has been placed on the electric pole near our street sidewalk with this simple explanation, “Washed, please take!” I wonder how long it will last?



  1. I wonder what the results would be if the sign read instead: Take, please wash? Would it return, washed? Would another passerby smooth the plackets and pockets and collar?

    Food for thought, no calories. Sharyn

  2. Now Sharyn, you sound like Ms. MoneyWalker. She admires my walking, tolerates my bizarre hobby of searching for stray coins, but detests my compulsion to drag back discarded shirts and then display them in the front of our house. Yet, the shirt lasted less than an hour. I'm guessing that it is now a work shirt for one of the many laborers helping rebuild New Orleans.

    Thanks for your clever and humorous response.