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  •  see his above comment (0+ / 0-)

    'it takes a lot of purchases for two cents to add up to something'

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:46:35 AM PDT

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    •  That just means we have to work harder at it. (2+ / 0-)
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      Alexandra Lynch, eXtina

      "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

      by Horace Boothroyd III on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 09:58:16 AM PDT

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    •  I have jars in my house for loose change, and (1+ / 0-)
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      there have been times that the only way I could pay something was depositing a tweetload of nickles dimes, quarters and pennies on the party being paid. They were when in WA generally quite prepared to accept this, rather than abort a deal which was NOT going to be discounted because I was a little bit short.

      I've had these jars since I was a child and they arise in no small part from my periodic unloading of heavy change from my purse, at this point, but then when things were even tighter, were the result of mad coin hunts when grocery shopping HAD TO BE done and we were short, so the undersides of sofa cushions, bedroom dressers, closets and laundry and lots of other spots got checked and all soda bottles which had a deposit got taken back, else we were in a load of hurt.

       At those times, every penny was a thing of beauty and still is, and shopkeepers loove the idea of someone who wants to unload quarters and dimes and sometimes nickels on them, or the wonderful one dollar bill.

      •  Yes, dimes and quarters (0+ / 0-)

        But it takes a lot of pennies and nickels to add up to very much money. In 1948, a penny was worth what a dime is worth now. Saving your pennies back then would mean you could actually buy something. Now, it takes a lot of pennies to buy anything of value.

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