Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Whenever we find a quarter it is greeted with quite a fanfare here at Castle Sidewalker and a spontaneous party normally breaks out, not an outrageous party exactly, but just to give you an idea of the level of revelry Sidewalker Jr. and Little Miss Sidewalker might just get some soda with their gruel instead of the usual tap water.
Mrs. Sidewalker found a quarter today in the murky depths of a puddle (big time overnight rain in the area), at the base of a parking meter. I remember growing up, if a quarter was dropped the traffic would be stopped until all available hands had corralled the errant coin. These days it seems just the fact that it fell in a puddle precluded it from being picked up.
So as I proudly watched my kids quaffing soda tonight, it got me wondering how long it will be until we see dollar bills blowing down Main Street U.S.A. like tumbleweed?
Staycation update: Still stuck in The Netherlands!
-Current balance $10.92