Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Memory - Ching Ching

As I was searching for something a few weeks ago (and at this point I have no idea what that was), I came across a drawer in a jewelry box. In the drawer I found . . .



I have had these since elementary school. My grandfather always gave my brother and me $2 bills- for what? I am not sure now, probably along with birthday gifts. Maybe just because moments.

I never spent them. I have always known that they weren’t worth anything more than face value, at least as the value of money goes, but sentimentally? Well, I still have them…

So, the bills will go back into a special place, to be somewhat forgotten again all to be discovered and touch on that spot inside that smiles at the small reminders of someone special.

Last Wednesday night at church, as Will and I gathered and emptied the Meals on Wheels collection cans, there in one can was a $2 bill. Again, a smile at the memory . . .


Smiles!


Monday Memories hosted by Gayle at Planet M Files.

6 comments:

Hilary said...

That's cool. I believe I have a few American $2 bills that my Mother collected years ago. And I'm Canadian. :) Our own $2 bills are obsolete now. We have our $2 coins.. the Two-nie.. so named to rhyme with our $1 coin the Loonie (with an image of a loon on it).

gayle said...

That is so fun to find a forgotten something that brings back happy memories!

puna said...

This is actually really nice. For some reason they fascinate me too.

FancyHorse said...

Enjoy, and enjoy the memories!

tale of many cities said...

aww.. very sweet. love when unexpected reminders pop up. i'm always reminded of my dear great-grandmother, whenever i see a beautiful red cardinal. :)

Family said...

I just gave one to my son for finishing reading about Tomas Jefferson. We will keep it for a memory.