Penny Tale Day #148: Queen Mary Penny Find
When we arrived at the Queen Mary for my 30th High School reunion, Doc and I both scanned the parking lot as well as the gangplank and ship decks as we approached the entrance to the function. There were approximately 430 persons in my graduating class and I knew very few them during school (I was a "brainy" who was in Calculus, did lots of homework, went to my part-time job and during free time hung out with the guys on the chess team). So I recognized a few faces, but not many.
Doc and I stopped at a schmushed penny (elongated
coin, EC) machine. I did not realize there are people
Doc and I thought a Queen Mary penny would
be a great souvenir from our evening.
Doc pulled two quarters and a penny from his
pocket to insert into the schmush machine.
The penny jumped out of his hand and landed
near the wall. I bent over and looked to my
right - beside the machine. Wow! In the back
corner was a penny! Maybe the person who
dropped the penny was too large to fit into that
space and retrieve it? Not me! I’ll dive for that
one. Although it wasn’t entirely easy or graceful
in a fancy dress and high heels.
Doc wanted to elongate (I like the word schmush
better) his original penny, but I wanted to schmush
the found one - that just seemed more appropriate.
Doc took a photo of me with that schmushed found
penny as well as the Penny Pendant from Day 50 with the
Diamond, which of course I was wearing as a