The Shoe Bank
By Morley Hunt
November 7, 2017 6:06am CST
Last week another Mylotter @Datazngirl wrote a discussion about piggy banks. I mentioned that I had written about my piggy bank several years ago on the old Bubblews site. This piggy bank caught my eye in a dollar store when my husband and I were out for the day. I rarely have a reaction of "I have to have that!" So when I do I pay attention. This resin shoe piggy bank drew that reaction. I told my husband...it's only a dollar...I'm buying it. Since then it has been in my living room on a shelf or my sewing room window sill. I was saving my loonies and toonies ($1. & $2. Coins) for some thing big. I've dipped into it a few times and bought myself a Garmin GPS as well as some household items. Recently though, I've raided the piggy bank to feed the parking meters...with my father in the hospital I am feeding meters....every loonie or toonie that crosses my hand ends up in the parking meter, The shoe bank is still a novelty item that I enjoy. Once we have made our big move I look forward to saving my loonies and toonies again.
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I love shoes and I do love the piggy bank. We each have a container on our bedside tables that we toss change in. One has nickels, dimes and quarters and the other has the loonies and toonies. We tend to roll our loonies and toonies, they add up quickly and there are a couple of rolls waiting to be dropped off at the bank. But then as soon as that happens, I know that we'll need some...... We keep quite a stash of loonies and toonies in both of our vehicles for parking, or for emergencies-you never know when you'll truly "need" a trip to Timmies.
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Nice piggy bank. Mine is just my wallet. I pick up dropped money in the drive-thru at work. Every time I have enough to exchange for a five dollar bill. I do. One thing I like about the hospital in Sackville is that the parking is free. I have a friend living a block from the General in Moncton and am allowed to park in his driveway. We usually park in the store lot just a little further away though.
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That's the cutest piggy bank I've seen! Mine is a huge coffee cup on my dresser. Thankfully we don't have to roll coins now, just dump them into a machine at our credit union. Hope your father gets well. BTW, what exactly are loonies and toonies?