Wednesday, January 21

Wordless Wednesday

(This one needs words of explanation...)



My dad has always had a change jar tucked into some part of his closet or dresser. When I was a little kid I would sometimes (not a lot) sneak in and get some quarters. *I'm sure I learned how to do this from my older siblings. Hee! Hee! As I (we) grew older a quarter here and a quarter there, to get gas or some fast food.

Now, he will at random bring out this jar to whoever is there...if you count it you get it. Over Christmas, I was the lucky recipient of the ever coveted glass jar, the same glass jar from 30+ years back. I took a few minutes to call my sister and jingle the jar to the base of the phone. Squealing with delight I announced the passing of the jar. Laughter on both ends of the phone.

Oh, how I love that jar. Two hours and some really dirty fingers (I had no idea how dirty money is...) I was the proud owner of $118.00. Thanks PaPa!!!!

26 comments:

rachel said...

Love this! And that's a ton of change :) I have a giant plastic coke bottle I keep change in and I just bequeathed it to my son.

Unknown said...

How sweet .And what a moemory for you and your children now...Ann

jen@odbt said...

Change really adds up. We did this recently and got $40. Hope you got yourself something fun for all your work.

larkswing said...

What fun! A sweet tradition!

michelle said...

My dad has always had a change jar but it never got passed on to me...hmmm :)

Amy Clary said...

My hubster has already started doing something like this with our son. Alex gets his piggy bank, and they sit together counting money from our coffee can. :) Then they wash their hands like crazy. lol

Muthering Heights said...

That's a LOT of change!

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

How nostalgic your money jar is.

Pretty good haul too.

jenn said...

Very cool. I used to save change, but now I always seem to spend it instead.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

Jars of change are the best!

What a great little tradition.

Mary said...

What a great family tradition!

Cassie said...

That's a great story! I used to sneak quarters out of my Dads change jar also. His jar was a shoebox though!

Anonymous said...

PaPa got a chuckle out of this column.M

Patois42 said...

How totally excellent! We save our change all year -- selfish people we are, keeping it for ourselves -- and use it for Christmas money at the end of the year. (Coinstar now charges no fee if you take the money in credit from places like Amazon.) $600 each year. Cool.

Betsy Eves @JavaCupcake said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

My dad collects pennies too.... he's teaching my daughter how to also. It's a great hobby.

Great penny photo too!!

Jill said...

Wow, $118 that's quite the stash of change!

Amanda said...

awesome!

We keep a old coffee tin and fill it up with change, but we always take it to coinstar LOL. what a great idea to save it and give it to the kids like that

mandaroo63 said...

I used to sneak from my dad's quarters...now me and the kids sneak from the hubbies. Too bad quarters don't go as far as they used to... : (

Thanks for coming by my WW.

Anita said...

My dad always had coffee cans filled with coins in his drawer when I was growing up-thanks for bringing that back to my memory :)
Thanks for swinging past & commenting on my blog!

Unknown said...

What a fun picture of the jar.

Anonymous said...

Jackpot!
What great memories :D

Momisodes said...

That is awesome! My hubby is the same way. He throws his pocket full of change at the end of the day into an old water jug :)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

What a fun post! I'm glad you didn't leave it "wordless." ;) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Teri said...

That is such a cool story. And a pretty hefty haul. Great!

Eve said...

WOW - that's A LOT of change!!!

My dad always placed his coins on a coffee table at home at the end of his workday and I would oblige by making sure the little pile dissapeared each night before bed.

Deanna said...

WOW....what a very cool idea! I love how he passes it along just at random! Congrats on getting the $118.00!!!

Very awesome blog...thanks for the recent visit to mine :)