Friday Five

Friday Five: Coin Toss Edition

Coin toss
 As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:

Well, Gals and Pals, this weekend we'll be rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and that has me thinking about coinage.

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

Wouldn't you think the person asking this question would have a ready answer? It's been many years since I flipped one myself. I guess the last one I saw flipped was in the latest Batman movie.

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

Yes, I made a point of bringing home coins from our trip to England and Scotland in 2006.

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?

I have a problem with pennies, as you may have surmised. In my last car, they filled the area behind the coin tray to overflowing. Probably the best news for everyone in my life is that there is no coin tray in my new car.

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 got a quarter for each tooth. I actually lost both big front teeth on the same day, and I was very excited to get a Kennedy half-dollar under my pillow the next morning! Of course I then had to live without front teeth for a while. #1 Son got a dollar in quarters for each tooth, but I must admit the tooth fairy fell out of favor here because Snowman did not like the idea that some creature took away his teeth! It got harder and harder to play the game. Light Princess never bought the idea anyway.

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?

Snowman has one of those giant map/book things you put the coins in, but he lost interest a couple of years ago. I say I'll finish it for him, but that has not yet happened. I don't think he spent the quarters I gave him; they are probably in his room somewhere. In the beginning, he got a lot of cheerleading from a member at Small Church who collected them for himself and for his grandchildren, and that made it more fun.

You don't have to be a RevGal to play; may your coin tosses always come up your way!

14 thoughts on “Friday Five: Coin Toss Edition”

  1. I lost both front teeth at the same time too, they tooks so long to grow back that I gained a lisp and was sent to elecution lessons!
    I enjoyed this fun 5.

  2. What it is about those darned coin collecting areas in cars? They must have some sort of magnet in them!!!!!
    Thanks for hosting today.

  3. Two front teeth on the same day! That must have been something. Great play today. Thanks!

  4. great play and great Friday 5! i love your story about your son not wanting to part with his teeth. my middle daughter doesn’t either, but the tooth fairy still gives her the sacajewa coin. your f5 provided many interesting toothfairy tales–thank you!

  5. Thanks for a Friday Five I could respond to easily. If there’s no coin holder in your car, what do you do about tolls, or do you just manage to avoid them (or have the magic pass thing?)
    Dog prayers needed for Peanut, the Chihuahua who lives with my daughter — attacked by Rottweilers.

  6. Thanks for the story about collecting all the pennies in your car’s coin tray. Good to get rid of that with the new car!

  7. I dump the coins from my wallet into the tray in the car. It is probably affecting my gas mileage.

  8. wow! both front teeth on one day.
    And nobody hit you and you didn’t run into anythign?

  9. Nope! One came out while I was biting into a cookie at a friend’s house after school. The other came out later at home, after considerable wiggling. 🙂

  10. My Uncle ‘bought’ his children’s teeth from them (for the same market price as the fairy). Not sure why – I must ask him sometime.

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