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Pocket Change

I’ve been saving my pocket change for three years.  I’d just clean out my pockets and my purse every few days and pitch the money in a bucket — yep, a bucket.  I took all those wonderous coins to the bank.  I had to make three trips because they were to heavy to carry in one.  I had almost $400.00.  That’s not a bad chunk of change.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. We’ve got a jar for this, although it gets raided for toll roads and parking meters, so it wouldn’t have anywhere near the amount your bucket had. $400 is pretty good! That should feed you for a few weeks! 🙂

  2. I love saving my change. A couple of years ago, I used my change for a plane ticket, gas, tolls and hotels to bring my daughter back home from her Denver adventure. But not cashing my change in for years at a time makes my husband nuts.

  3. I have a big pickle jar I toss mine in … it’s about half full right now. I’m savin’ it for a rainy day! Whatcha gonna DO with all that pocket change?

  4. I’m unable to save my pocket change I can find places for it to go. It was good you are able to save the change, if I started to save the change I’d be forever raiding it.

    Now think about all the Pizza you can buy OC.

  5. Mumma — out here in the wild west we just tie our horses up at the rail — and dirt roads don’t have tolls.

    Nessa — this is the best I’ve ever done saving it. Having all those jobs helped, a paycheck every week made it pretty easy to not have to dig for coins.

    Brig — yep.

    Pauline — I never could have walked the concourse with it anyway.

    Melli — uhm, I’m driving 1800 miles, staying in the Seattle Area for 7 weeks, then moving to Hawaii. Somewhere in there, it’ll get spent on something.

    Bill — see my cooment to Brig. I had no reason to spend it.

    Polona — those pennies add up!

    Dr. John — Dr. John, I hate to break it to you, but slot machines don’t give out coins any more. Lights flash, loud music plays, and a little receipt pops out of a slot. Tear it off and take it to the cashier.

  6. cool, i started half a year ago and I have two piggies full now…I wonder if that´ll buy me a nice par of boots for teh winter over here 😉

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