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Pennies, Pennies, Pennies! Orpha & Allen story

by | Jan 29, 2013 | News | 0 comments

Well……I started this penny jar on April 11, 1993 on the day that my granddaughter was born.  It took me almost a year to completely cover the bottom of the big jar.  By the time my granddaughter was 3 she still could not reach the level of the pennies when she reached her hand in to touch them.  She was 5 by the time she could reach them.  About 6 years ago I decided to try and count the pennies but was looking for a quick and easy way to do it.  I counted out the number of pennies that would fit into a 1 cup measuring cup and then proceeded to “measure” the pennies in the jar.  I scooped out all of the pennies using the measuring cup and then multiplied  the number of pennies in the cup by the number of cups I had scooped.  I “guesstimated” the amount to be $190.00 and the jar was only half full.  It is now about 3/4’s full and I was hoping to have it  filled by the 20th anniversary but that is probably not going to happen.  Oh well…..maybe I can aim for my granddaughter’s wedding day.  Since she is not engaged and there is no wedding in the near future….I might just make it.