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Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 06:40:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a habit of dumping all my pocket change into a big old coffee can every night. This mornin I unloaded 3 full cans at the Bank. 5 minutes of counting done by their fancy automated chinka-chinka coin counter and I walked out with $880 of foldin money. After I give Momma her share I'll have enuff left fer a nice breakfast sammwich at the local choke an puke tomorrow mornin.

Anybody else here doing that with their pocket change?? It's a technique I saw my Dad and Grand-dad do fer years. :^)

Dave Smith    Posted 02-10-2005 at 14:05:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I do the same thing, Except I use pipe tobacco cans and I don't have to share it with anyone. Extra Toy money
Dave <*)))><

Obie    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:25:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep the wife and I both do that, every night after dinner we throw our change into this coffee can in the kitchen BUT the only trouble is I throw everything into the can and the wife realy gets T-eee off when she wraps the change in those bank wrapers, she finds nuts bolts screws and what she really hates is when she finds those (loaded) 22 shells in with the change! She told me the last time she wrapped the change that if she finds any more amo in the change can thats it she aint gonna wrap any more change its my job!

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:34:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Obie....NOBODY in hiz right mind throws away nuts and bolts or ammo!!! Seek perfessional help quick!! Next thing ya know you'll be selling yer tractors....if ya got any of em. :^)

Hope yer Bank gets one of dem kachink-kachink sortin an coin countin sure makes life easier!! :^)

Oliver    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:15:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a bunch of you got your own retirement plan going. What kind of interest does a coffee can pay? I like to keep my money working for me, even if it ain't makin minimum wage these days.

idontno    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:50:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have saved change for years.I started in 1993.I never spend change.If I purchase something for a $1.02 I give them $2.00.I have filled 4 plastic water bottles full (5 gallons ones).Wonder how much I have? I did cash in a gallon(wine bottle) of pennies in once was $63.00.Most of my change(70 -80 %)is quarters.I going on a long vacation one of these days.....idontno

Texas    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:30:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had an old 5 gallon glass pickle was about 3/4 full when one night it decided the internal force of all that change was too shattered and I picked up coins for too. If I remember it was way over a $1000 in there. I separate it now, silver in one can, pennies in another.

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:35:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll bet Engineer Joyce could give ya the high-tech formula for the failure of thet jug.....cawfee cans werk better....till ya drop one on yer foot. :^)

Texas    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:47:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh I know the formula....

P= 2St

But I would never pass up an oppurtunity to let a pretty lady show me things!

Engineer Texas :)

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:49:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well that formula went right over my head and hit the pooch right square in her buttocks.....sigh.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 02-10-2005 at 08:54:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, but the problem with Texas is just WHAT he wants the pretty ladies to show him! HA HA!!!

(Clipper - don't worry, I don't know that formula either - just not my particular forte. I could if I needed to, but I don't - so I won't!) :-)

Texas    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Show me a good time? :)

Its a hoop stress formula:
P = Pressure in pounds per square inch
S = Specified Minimum Yield of material in pounds per square inch
t = Nominal Thickness in inches
D = Nominal outside diameter in inches

Sheeeesh......    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:21:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
The pooch just took anudder hit to the buttocks.....

Clipper: who will stick to 2+2......

Dale anne    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:27:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy, and yup I have me a few cans in the bedroom closet filled with change also have a 5 gallon glass water jug that I not only place coins but also $1 $5 $10 bills into....When I owned my own biz I started to collect piggy banks...1 for each child,neice and nephew I had each night I would empty all my change into the bank untill it was full then I would do the same to all the other christmas time I would buy a few REALLY NEEDED MUST HAVE OR I WILL DIE! toys fer the kids and hand over the piggy banks...half would go into a bank account and the other half was to buy the toys santa forgot to leav them....I have just started up a new piggy bank for my grandchild to be...I will save them all till his/her 5th b-day and cash them all in for bonds every year after that it will be the same a sbefore...half in an account and half to blow.....The most any child ever got from them piggies was 325 dollars and they werent even big banks just adds up fast is all....I also seen my grandparents due this as well as hide money in shoes,ole coat pockets,under chair cushions,taped behind a picture frame,and taped inside the commode take wrapped in shrinkwrap......go figure we would pick up those habits huh? lol...dale anne

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:32:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mah Granny used ta stuff cash in her matress....and then complain cuz it wuz lumpy! LOL! After she passed on the total amount in that old mattress totalled out to over $15K. The tax man will never know. :^)

EngineerJoyce    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:23:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our change will be used to start savings accounts for the kids. There's nearly a large coffee can - and it's only Hubby's change.

I know somebody who is using the change jar to fund her kid's college education - and I think it's coming along pretty well.

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:25:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to have all the $$$ fer mahself but one of the tellers ratted me out to Momma.... :^(

EngineerJoyce    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:15:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
You shan't try to keep things from Momma - she ALWAYS finds out!

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 09:22:49       [Reply]  [No Email] livin inna little town that don't even have a redlight don't hurt none either.... :^(

Red Dave    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:15:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do the same thing about once a year. Never got $880.00, but have had enough to pick up a few bottles of bourbon to sip ;)

As long as the wife and kids don't discover my hiding place :(

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:19:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always have fresh pocket change every morning. I go to the local cafe after mah boys are off to school. Coffee and morning chat with other locals is pretty much the norm 7 days a week. :^)

bob ny    Posted 02-10-2005 at 06:55:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have an old 5 gallon kerosens bottle about 1/4 full been trying to fill that for years doubt if we will

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:00:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
You'll need 3 men and 2 boys to pick that rascal Bank won't take nothing bigger than a coffee can when it comes to coins....them Bank tellers don't have much upper body strength ya know.

bob ny    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:20:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
your right i just tryed either money got heavier or i got older.

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:23:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Check fer LEAD nickels....the goobermint iz gettin sneaky on using quality materials for us poor folks to handle.... :^)

bob ny    Posted 02-10-2005 at 07:18:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
i figger iffin i can't pick it up i can roll it up inta the pickupand break it when i get it to the bank. or maybe kids, grandkids or great grandkids can

Les    Posted 02-10-2005 at 06:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, but I didn't start soon enough.
How long was that accumulating, Clipper? So far I have 1 and a half peanut cans with just state quarters innum, another can with regular quarters, another one with just dimes and nickels and a little burlap back with wheat ear pennies and other odd stuff.

Clipper    Posted 02-10-2005 at 06:58:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm thinkin mebbe 11 months on that coin-savin Les.I used to have to hand-roll everything but now the Bank has been "modernized" and that new fangled machine sure is spiffy!

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