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originally posted by: mrscary3721
My younger brother Danny passed away a few years ago after a two year battle with Cancer. I've always associated Danny saying 'hello' to me from the other side whenever I come across a stray coin on the ground that someone had dropped or how ever it got there. It happens to me, like everyone else, once a week or so, all the time, right? I can't remember how it got started but... Anyway, I'll just tell you about the experience his daughter and I had.
Danny's daughter, Deborah and I were talking while sitting next to each other at a table at Tom's Farms picnic area near Corona, CA at a family party. We were at the far south end near the parking lot. We were alone at the time as the other family members were off running around the park. Deb was a little sad that day, missing her Mom and Dad. I should mention here that Cancer had also taken Deborah's Mom a year before Danny. Both of her parents gone within a year at the age of 20. Having to see all the other Moms and Dads with their kids at the park, I could easily see why it would be painful. Deb and I helped each other thru those tough times. It felt like they would never end. Whether it was sharing stories, advice, books, or just time. It was tough. I hope I helped her as much as she helped me.
As we're sitting side by side at this picnic table I started to tell her about this 'coin finding / Danny saying hello' link that I have. I thought if I could get her to think the same way the next time she came across a stray coin, it would give her a connection to her Dad that she needed. Like it does for me. As I'm explaining that anytime she finds a coin, associate it with her Dad saying 'hello'... a penny drops straight down in between us from the sky, as we're looking at each other. There were no trees, no people near us. Nowhere for that penny to come from. We were in total shock. It was and still is just amazing because it wasn't going fast like it fell a long way. It just gently passed our eyes and it landed on the bench between us. I could actually tell it was a penny as it was falling. Deborah, still looking at me, said "How did you do that?" I simply replied, "Deb, you were looking right at me. I didn't move. And my hands were right here on the bench". We were, and still are, so amazed and have no logical explanation for that coin's appearance other than it materialized so Danny could say 'hello'. Five years later Deborah still carries that penny with her everywhere. An amazing day.
Since then I've been trying to figure out how to have him send bigger denominations, hahaha. With my luck, someday I'll be outside and a Gold bar is gonna konk me on the head.
originally posted by: RifRAAF
a reply to: Baddogma
I'm going to try an experiment, I am going to try ask whatever/whomever it was that gave you the pennies and see if they will take this Australian 5c coin (minted 1987) from my table and place it where the pennies were placed.
The control 5c coin that will be next to it is minted 1999 (or 1989? its hard to read).
I have chosen the 5c as it is the smallest denomination and therefore the smallest and lightest coin in legal tender.
Let me know if it arrives. Or alternately have a laugh at my insanity