A Penny In The Sidewalk
We have lived in Pennsylvania for 576 days or 1 year, 6 months and 29 days. The total time span is 13,824 hours, or 829,440 minutes, or 49,766,400 seconds.
I have missed California where we use to live. Pennsylvania has not felt like home.
Yesterday, I made where I live my home. A new sidewalk was being poured. The sidewalk needed a penny with Lincoln’s head facing up, and the year 2012 showing. The sidewalk was poured while I was away. I asked my husband to put the penny in the cement for me. I left the penny on the bottom right side of the keyboard on his laptop computer.
In a sidewalk in Swansea Illinois is a 1995 penny. In California is my youngest daughters handprint. I forgot to put a penny in the cement when I poured the cement for the fence posts.
He sent me a text, at 10:39 AM “Penny successfully placed.”
I am grateful I have a husband who will walk over to a construction crew and ask if he can put a penny in the cement for his wife.
My husband just came downstairs, I asked him what he said to the construction crew.
“Can I put a penny in the cement? My wife asked me to do it. She said I would have a better chance of doing it if I brought my nine-year old daughter with me.” He brought our daughter with him and the penny. They let him put a penny in the cement.
I am grateful for my penny in the sidewalk and for the man who placed it there.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.