Friday, October 17, 2008

Flipping for Friday Fives

The Friday Five from RevGals...

1) When was the last time you flipped a coin or even saw one flipped in person?

Flipped one today, actually, to solve a gripe...and taught a whole new generation the art of the thumb-flick flip. My students were quite impressed, thank you very much. I learned it from my father as a little girl. Spinning it on the table top too.

2) Do you have any foreign coins in your house? If so, where are they from?

I carry a two peso coin in my wallet to remind me of Mexico and a 20 pence piece to remind me of England. My grandmother had a neat habit of buying a small box when she travelled and would put a coin from the country in the box to help her remember where it was from and the particular trip.

3) A penny saved is a penny earned, they say. But let's get serious. Is there a special place in heaven for pennies, or do you think they'll find a special place in, well, the other place?

Pennies are cash and a hundred of them equals a buck. Nothing wrong with pennies.

4) How much did you get from the tooth fairy when you were a child? and if you have children of your own, do they get coins, or paper money? (I hear there may be some inflation.)

I seem to remember a quarter...my tooth would be wrapped up in a kleenex/scotch tape packet and the coin would be delivered in the same fashion.

5) Did anyone in your household collect the state quarters? And did anyone in your household manage to sustain the interest required to stick with it?

Nope. BUT, used them as a point of research for the kids today. What state quarter carries an image of Helen Keller?!

3 comments:

EmJayDee said...

Your grandmother sounds a well organised woman. Enjoyed your play.

Songbird said...

Alabama, right?

MperiodPress said...

To Emjaydee... Yes, my grandmother is organized...one of my fond childhood memories is the freedom to poke around in her cupboards and drawers making discoveries of interesting "treasure."

Songbird,

It is indeed Alabama! Gold star to you.

Thank you both for the visit and the comments!