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Found money and a night with Caroline Kennedy

April 20th, 2011 at 01:07 pm

I haven't reported much on my found money. I usually find a penny here and there, usually a very beat-up one in a parking lot. It's not a great source of income for me! Smile

But yesterday I was telling a friend about it, and she told me that shortly after her mother died, she started finding dimes everywhere! She didn't tell me what the association was between dimes and her mother, just that it happened often and she didn't think it was a coincidence. Lo and behold, as we were walking out of Border's, there was a clean, shiny dime on the floor! I spotted it first and claimed it, and we had a good laugh. She said her mother wanted me to have it.

We were in Border's because we had just attended a book signing by Caroline Kennedy. She has edited a new edition of her favorite poetry for women. I didn't buy the book (they were all out of them anyway) and since I couldn't get in the signing line, I didn't get very close. All through her talk I couldn't see her at all -- only a few glimpses when the sea of heads in front of me parted in just the right way. Still, I enjoyed HEARING her. She was a very articulate lady and gave us a nice glimpse into her family life when she was a child. Afterwards I did get close enough to take a picture when my friend was getting her book signed. She was very pretty and VERY slim!

I've decided that this will be a low-spend month. I've already put a wallop into the credit card for conference expenses, and there will be more charges when I head to DC. So all other spending is on hold. I will not even do my fifteen items. I will buy only necessities until May 11, when my credit card cycle ends. The goal is to NOT dip into savings when the payment is due. We'll see how it goes.

2 Responses to “Found money and a night with Caroline Kennedy”

  1. momcents Says:

    This is disclosing a bit of my personal info, but I worked at the Joseph P. Kennedy School for Exceptional Children awhile back. It is associated with the Catholic organization that the Kennedy daughter with the lobotomy lives at. The Kennedys that I've met have all been wonderful.

  2. dtjunkie Says:

    love your story about the dimes

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