National Taffy Day – Here;s My Recipe
National Lucky Penny Day !!!
National Lucky Penny Day is observed each year on May 23rd..
See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck.
When you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies. It just might be your lucky day!
Years ago a penny was able to buy something. (Check out National Taffy Day – to see what we used to get for a penny.) Today, due to inflation, the penny does not buy much of anything. The metal value and cost of minting pennies exceed their face value. Many nations have stopped minting equivalent value coins and efforts are being made to end the routine use of pennies in several countries including the United States.
1793 – The first pennies in the United States were made of copper.
1. Long, long ago, many ancient people believed that metals, including the copper that was used to make pennies, were gifts from the gods. They thought that these metals were given to them by the gods for their protection.
If you found metal, you should definitely pick it up, since it would protect you and bring you good luck.
2. The idea that pennies bring luck carried over into other traditions. For example, there’s a saying that many brides know: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a lucky penny in the shoe.”
So Today “s Question : Do you pick them Up?
A Penny for your thought ! But maybe we need to make it a nickle or a dime – Lisa
From USA Today bestselling author Ellie Ashe…
A year after her acquittal on fraud charges, former financial analyst Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she’s also got a new job…one that’s taking her to a vacation paradise!
Perched above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Whispering Pines Resort & Spa is a local landmark and a popular destination for the rich and famous who are stressed out from being rich and famous. And down on the water’s edge is the Lucky Penny Casino—an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino. Max Emmerson, the owner of the Whispering Pines Resort, used to own the Lucky Penny, and he wants it back. Miranda’s job is to get Max’s finances in order so he can borrow the money to buy the casino, and make sure nothing jeopardizes his gaming license. Easy, right?
But the nice boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover at the resort as a newlywed—with another woman. As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever that they keep their attraction hidden. Especially since someone at the resort is watching them very closely, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.
Miranda Vaughn Mysteries:
Chasing the Dollar (book #1)
Dropping the Dime (book #2)
Lucky Penny (book #3)
Chasing Tinsel (holiday short story)
“An engaging read full of mystery and deception.”
~ Fresh Ficiton