As I sat here picking up loose change from my desk drawer. I thought, “If anyone calls and asks what I’m doing, I’ll answer, Nothing.” I was actually doing something of great value! In about thirty seconds, I gathered $1.30. That’s $156.00 per hour!    How worthless the coins were in that drawer. I don’t know how much my wage was when I earned that $1.30, but I know the coins are now worthless until I get it out into circulation again.

Makes me think of the fellow whose landlord gave him a talent he just stuck away. Doesn’t the Bible say the servant went off, dropped his talent in the drawer for safekeeping? Well, not exactly. But I’m definitely seeing a lesson in here someplace.


Actually he hid his talent in the ground – maybe he didn’t have a drawer. Matthew 25:18


Image above:  This desk drawer belongs to yours truly.  I’ve got ninety-one cents in there again already.  I’m just rolling in the dough!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to UN-USED CHANGE

  1. LOL! Love this. I used to try to teach my kids to take everything out of the pockets before you do laundry. Otherwise you get crayons in the dryer, bits of kleenex, whatever. I said, “listen, it takes about two minutes,” and sure enough as I showed them, I managed to harvest about 7 bucks and some change. They never really learned this lesson but at least I know if I ever need I cash, I can always just offer to come do the laundry for them. 🙂

  2. Roos Ruse says:

    I’m astounded that in over 30 years reading and studying the Bible snd Jesus I don’t remember getting this point in that parable, Oneta. Truly we are iron sharpening iron.

  3. shoreacres says:

    I toss my change into the cereal bowl I used to eat from when I was a child. It has Tom Thumb sitting in the bottom, pulling a plum out of a pie. When the bowl fills up and I roll the coins to take t to the bank, I can have as much as fifty dollars. It takes me a while to fill the bowl — sometimes three months or more — but it always does feel good to get that money back in circulation. And it does feel like “found money” at that point. Sometimes, hiding away is good, if you have a purpose for it.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I remember that cereal bowl; maybe my son’s. Fifty fun dollars would be a fun spend. I have a bowl of change in case I have a garage sale someday. Got a story to tell; blog style. Hope I remember soon. Too taxing for tonight at 1:00. I’d better go to bed. I’ve been working on a mailing list for a family reunion. Time got away from me.

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