It’s the The RevGal Friday Five – Coin Toss Edition
1) When was the last time you flipped a coin or even saw one flipped in person?
I think it was the FPK and I flipping over what to eat for dinner one night when we couldn’t decide.
2) Do you have any foreign coins in your house? If so, where are they from?
Yes, we have several coins… we usually bring them back as souvenirs from our travels. And since we live in a tourist area, we end up with odd coins in our change. Right now, I think we’ve got a full set of British and Mexican coins, some Canadian and even a Belgian one.
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?
When we emptied my grandmother’s house, there was this one rocking recliner that rattled when we started to move it. My brother and mom actually turned it over, cut open the bottom and found gobs of pennies. In fact, there were stashes of pennies all over the place! I think that was the “special place” for pennies until we exorcised it. Now I guess they’ll find someplace else to gather. They just make me nuts…
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.)
Growing up, we got a quarter for a regular tooth, two for a molar, and maybe a little something extra if the dentist had to pull it. Our tooth fairy never goes over two or three quarters, assuming that the Boy or the Fairy don’t forget to make the exchange. It just wasn’t a big thing at our house.
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?
We actually have 3 full sets… One is Mom’s, one is for the Hubby and I and one is for the Boy. Mom and the amazing Hubby are the ones who managed to keep looking. I just helped when there were specific ones missing or we had a pile of change to turn into paper.