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thebighurt posted 4/2/2013 15:03 PM

Others have mentioned this on here. I think it originated in Dear Abby or Dear Anne (Landers) advice columns. You find a penny on the floor in a store, in a parking lot or somewhere else and pick it up. It's viewed as a message from someone in Heaven that they are thinking of you or want to tell you something.

I've found quite a few and started reading the year of them. I've noticed since I've done this with the last few that the year became significant in some way.

One was the year one DS was born. I found it in a parking lot on my way home and feeling a bit sad and like home would be lonely. Before I got far, that DS called me and asked me to pick up one of the kids ASAP and stay with until he or DDIL got home. I didn't go home and be alone after all.

There have been a couple of other coincidences like that. I just found another and checked the date. I tried to think of the connection it might have and it is the year my father died. I wonder what he might be telling me?

Tesa posted 4/2/2013 16:27 PM

I've never heard this before but it's a wonderful thought.

What's interesting about your post and why I am responding is because I came to "off topic" to post something about how much I miss my dad today. He will be gone 3 years in June. Today I miss him more than I have in a while.

Maybe I need to look for his penny. I sure miss him...

thebighurt posted 4/2/2013 17:33 PM

Aww, sorry, Tesa. I still miss my Dad after this long. I see things and think that he would have enjoyed seeing it too. Same with my Mom. She has been gone since 1990 and I often think of things I wish I could ask her or just talk to one of them about.

I once found a penny from the year both were born. I guess they were both thinking of me then. Turned out to be during the time xpos must have been doing his meetups with his CL and porn dating sites women. <sigh>

redvixen posted 4/2/2013 19:16 PM

HOw appropriate..I was just having this conversation with my Aunt today. My Aunt believes that she got pennies when my Granddad died (her and my mom's dad). To the point that when she told the story to a disbeliever, they found a penny by my aunt's foot that wasn't there before.

For me, it was dimes from that same Granddad and Grandmom. I found them often when I was going through times of extreme stress (like the long road that brought me here). I would find a dime on the step I'd just gone down moments before where there wasn't any. I haven't found many recently..until this morning.

Today I had a court date with my 1st XH (CS issue, like, he hasn't paid any since 08). While I wasn't really stressing, it was very much on my mind. Lo and behold, after I got out of the shower and was dressing, there was a dime on the bathroom rug. With the date my Granddad passed away. Coincidence? I don't think so..I think it was a message that everything will be fine. And it was.

thebighurt posted 4/2/2013 20:59 PM

You must have been a believer for a while, redvixen. Sounds that way, anyway. I'm glad your Grampa was looking after you.

I have always found coins, mostly pennies, and laughed at what was said they mean when I read that. I saw a psychic one time who told me that I have people *in spirit* who look out for me, especially when driving. I didn't necessarily believe in either thing, but filed the info in the back of my mind. Later I actually started to think about the timing of finding the coins - then started paying attention to the date on each coin. At first, it took a while, but connections started popping into my head. Call it the power of suggestion, but whatever, it seemed like one was there.

I found this one next to my tire when I got out of my car at the mall. I'm leaving soon to drive back home. Dad always looked out for my car needs. Maybe it was a message that he's happy I had my car checked out and a dangerous condition was found and fixed? Maybe something will happen to make some kind of sense. Maybe. Funny, though, that there were more than just me thinking of this today.

Whalers11 posted 4/2/2013 21:01 PM

Someone shared this story with me and my family when my uncle passed away several ago from ALS. It has been a very comforting thought...

thebighurt posted 4/2/2013 21:17 PM

ALS is a horrible disease to deal with. I'm so sorry your uncle was afflicted with it, but glad that you were able to find some comfort in that story. Have you found any coins you can relate to him?

hitbyatruck posted 4/2/2013 23:59 PM

My Gram passed in 2007. She was a second mother to me and I spent nearly everyday with her when I became a SAHM in 2001. SHe had a vey special connection with my son from the minute he was born. He finds Pennies ALL THE TIME. The seem to only be in his eye path. I can be walkng 3 steps in front of him but yet he sees the penny.

I never thought to check the year. He keeps his pennies from heaven in a special jar in his room, I'll have to check.

[This message edited by hitbyatruck at 10:15 AM, April 3rd (Wednesday)]

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