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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Penny for My Thoughts

Two days ago I stopped by our local Bagel Bin and made a purchase.  The two young people behind the counter were looking and marveling at a coin.  I thought that maybe someone had given them a slug or foreign currency so I asked what they were looking at.  


The young woman replied that it was a very, very old penny. "Imagine what this penny has seen! -- the history!"   "Wow, said I; what a neat find.  How old is it?"  She said, "1953!"   "Okay, I said" as I picked up my bag of sesame seed bagels.  That penny is two years younger than I am."  


"Wow," they said in unison.  Wow, indeed...

13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HA HA HA ----VERY old, huh???? How funny!!!!! Gads---that makes me ancient I guess...

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat said...

Wow indeed!...So funny as that is the year I was born.

Linda said...

That is too funny. When we married I was 20 & Bob was 30. I could not imagine seeing our fiftieth anniversary. Bob would be 80 & that was ancient. Guess what, we did it & now 80 doesn't seem so old.

Bilbo said...

Ah, Grasshopper, you must learn - as I have - to embrace your inner geezer!

Retired English Teacher said...

Very funny.

gracejones said...

Ah...time's winged chariot simply will not slow down.

Happyone said...

That is funny!!

Lena said...

Oh these whippersnappers! I was born in 1953, too. LOL Good post.

Cheryl said...

I love the Wheatbacks. Now, that's old. Surely not us?

Mage said...

Oh, the young. LOL

George said...

Thanks for the smiles. Those two would think I'm positively ancient!

Kay said...

OH too funny! I love it!!!

Gilly said...

Hmm! Made me laugh, but then I thought we must look ancient to anyone so young!