Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Proud Uncle

This morning I got a call from my sister with a story that made me proud. She was with my 4½ year old nephew at Wal-Mart the other day and he ran from her shouting, "there's something over there Uncle Brian told me to always check out!" It was a Coin Star machine. In the machine's reject bin he found over $2 worth of coins (including a dollar coin) and a bunch of Canadian coins. That little story made my day. I'll have to keep working on Henry. He's an even better height for this kind of work than his cousin, but his pincher grasp could use some work (although it is good enough to pick up everything from the floor and put it in his mouth).

Last night I searched just a bit of coin (the banks don't seem to have too much this week). 1,000 quarters, 150 dimes, 40 nickels and 50 pennies produced one Canadian quarter, four Canadian dimes, and one Wheat (1940).

Found: 1 dime (at Sovereign Bank)


James (UK) said...


It's a shame these kids aren't smaller, as then we could send them "up the chute", to search for lost Coinstar treasure, bit like they did with chimneys in Victorian times!

All together now...

"No where is there
A more 'appier crew
Than them wot sings"
"Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!"
"On the chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee
Chim cher-oo!"