Friday, April 16, 2010

Dimes Make Me Happy

Like many people, I have a jar full of coins. Every now and then, I cash it in and get something fun. I actually have two jars. One contains quarters, nickels and pennies. The other has only dimes.

Why? Dimes make me happy. They're my favorite coin. If I'm in the store, and trying to come up with spare change to pay for something, I will usually skip the dime in my hand, and give the cashier either two nickels or a quarter. I don't like to part with dimes.

It's a habit I got from my dad. Growing up, we always had a container of dimes around. If I remember right, it was a large coke bottle, about two feet tall. You know the ones. I also remember hearing that it was that very jar that funded a trip to Disney Land for the family. I'm not sure if it paid the whole way, but it most certainly helped out.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my little jar full of dimes, but it has to be something great, or I won't be able to part with them. Until then, I'll just hang on to them and keep them safe.


Jon Paul said...

I've always had a thing for coins too--particularly foreign currency. There were some coins I picked up in Japan that have a hole in the middle that I liked alot.

Now, like you, I have a whole bag full. Unfortunately, I can't just take them down to the corner store and spend them. :)

Nice post.

Angie said...

Dimes. That's cute. :) I like that they remind you of your dad.

Matthew Rush said...

What an interesting little factoid Kim, thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

How cute! I think I am going to still your idea of the About you post.

This Place is a Disaster! said...

This is a VERY good emergency preparedness thing. In an emergency no one is going to be able to break a 50, coins and small bills are very good to have on hand!

L.T. Elliot said...

How cool! I have a jar on top of my oven where I deposit coins. There would be a lot more if my husband stopped raiding it for the soda fountain at work! ;)

elizabeth said...

You know what? I like dimes too. There's something about the--a perfectly even number and smaller than a penny!

I think it's wonderful you're carrying on your dad's tradition! :)