My Grandmother was forever uttering "see a penny,pick it up & all the day you'll have good luck" As a result,I will attempt to pick up any money I see laying on the ground.I thought I was doing well when on one walk upto school with my daughter I spotted £7.90p in change in the grass,obviously fallen out the pocket when they'd sat down to rest after the steepest part of the walk.Over that summer,my daughter found several tenners and some £20's in the same area.We eventually referred to the school walk as the "treasure hunt" as we found various amounts from 1p to £40.I also regularly try to scoop up the 2p from the top of a low wall in the same area,only it's been glued inplace yet still I try.
When my daughter was a young girl I told her that if she found any small change laying around i.e. 10 pence or less she could have it. When she was 17
ten years ago she wanted to learn to drive. How will you pay for it I said, been saving the change she replied. Well that won't be enough said I, whatever you have I will match it thinking that would at least get her started. Thanks Dad she said, I have four hundred pounds. Was not a wind up so I had to honor my my promise.