Monday, June 30, 2014

Penny Love

I have this penny "jar" that holds pennies that I find.
After my dad died several years ago,
 pennies would pop up everywhere.
I found one in the street, just the other day.
I have saved them all !

I bought this cute children's book called,
 Penny Love  by Lisa Soares Hale.

It's about a grandma who is out 
walking with her granddaughter,
 when they find a penny on the ground.
The grandmother tells the little girl,
"Go and pick it up and know that Grandma loves you."
Through the years the little girl finds lots of pennies
and saves them in a penny jar.
And when she does find a penny, she whispers,
"I love you to Grandma."

After reading the book, 
Lulu saw my penny collection.
 That gave me the idea to make her a penny jar.

Here's Lulu with her jar of found pennies.

This book has me crying every time I come to this page!!
It's the little girl all grown up and a grandma.
And when her granddaughter finds a penny,
"the beautiful old woman smiled, looked toward heaven and whispered,
"I love you, too, Grandma!"

I get misty just typing those words!
When I read this story to my grandchildren and 
come to this page,
Levi always asks me if I'm going to cry. 
I always say no, but do anyway.

Well, back to my project.

Now that Levi is old enough 
(and doesn't put pennies in his mouth),
I thought it was time for him to have his own penny jar.

I also have stickers for him so he can decorate his jar,
 just like Lulu did.

I love you, too, Dad!


  1. Christine
    What a sweet story and it's so special that you have your own to share with your g'children.
    You have so many thoughtful ideas for them.

  2. I love the penny jar. When my mom died, I started finding pennies. When my dad died I found feathers. Everywhere. I love that you have kept all the pennies. I have never heard of that book, but I'm going to look for it. As I read it, I'll probably cry too. I'm just like that.

  3. I am tearing up just reading your sweet words! I will have to remember this if I ever become a grandma! Great idea!

  4. Oh, what a beautiful story! What a lovely tradition to start. Love it!!!

  5. What a great story! I will never look at a penny the same way again. Love this!!

  6. I. must. find. that. book.

    You have me sitting here with a lump in my throat just from reading this post. I love it. I love the idea. Just love it all.

    (And on a completely UNrelated note: I saw in the news where a family with a little free library was told to take it down because they didn't have a permit or some other such nonsense. Goooood grief. What is wrong with this world? Hope yours is still going strong.)

  7. You come up with the best ideas. I want to be the kind of grandma you are some day! Xo

    1. I started a "some day grand kids" board on Pinterest. This is going there! :)

  8. Hi :)
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!
    Many Blessings
    ❤ Candy

  9. What a great idea! I appreciate that you shared it, and I just might use it myself. Whenever I find a penny, I think of my dad, who always picked up every penny he saw, and would say, "a penny saved is a penny earned." Sweet post!

  10. I got teary-eyed reading your description of the book. Yep, I am going to put this on my must-get list for when I have grandchildren.

    Thanks for bringing this sweet story to my attention.


  11. What a special book, and such special memories being created! Such a wonderful idea to do this with your grandkids!!!!


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