Pennies and Pickles!

I’ve been having a couple of sad days and am really missing my mom LOTS!  It could be that it’s the realization that our family is starting a New Year and she isn’t going to be here with us to share our experiences.  It’s also my Birthday this month and it will be the first without her.  I’ve been feeling kind of blue, like I said.  My sister posted this poem this morning and it helped me remember that Mom is watching over us, she wouldn’t want us to be TOO sad about her passing.


“I found a penny today, just laying on the ground;
But it’s not just a penny, this little coin I’ve found.
Found pennies come from Heaven, that’s what my Grandpa told me;
He said that angels toss them down-Oh, how I loved that story!”
He said when an Angel misses you, they toss a penny down;
Sometimes just to cheer you up, to make a smile out of your frown.
So don’t pass by that penny, when you’re feeling blue;
it may be a penny from Heaven that an Angel’s tossed to you!”
– “Angel’s Pennies,” Author Unknown


I spent the morning having a pep talk with myself.  Morning turns into lunch.  I open my sad lunch bag and unwrap my sandwich that I made this morning.  Yum, Roast Beef, Pickles, Mayo..

I all of a sudden realize that this Sandwich tastes AWESOME!  Grain bread with just the right amount of crunch in it, perfectly seasoned Prime Rib Sliced Beef with the right amount of Mayo and the best, most delicious part of the whole sandwich was the Pickle.  Not too sour, perfectly crunchy.


I remember that Mom was the “Queen of Sandwiches”.  She made sandwiches out of everything, and her and I used to joke that we could live out of our fridges if we just had a loaf of bread.  Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, “fridge food”..

So my day turns into a happier one with thoughts of Pennies and Pickles.


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