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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

wordful wednesday - show me the money

when my grandparents were alive, they would send the girls $50 on their birthday and at Christmas.

This money went straight into a 'junior super saver'-type bank account and was generally forgotten (we're talking late 90s here).

so when the bank called a couple of weeks back and said 'these accounts have been inactive for millenia but they still have money in them, and waddyawannadowithit?'- i was quite surprised!

i said 'how much money are we talking about?' the younger girls had around $250 and $300 respectively, but the account belonging to miss 17 (who's been saving up for a new drum kit) had TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS in it!

boy was she happy when she found out, and it was instantly spent on a new kit (that's another blog post!) miss 11 and miss 12 on the other hand, got to fondle their cash for a little while before it was whipped away and deposited into another account...
(this is what happens when you live in a practically cash-less society - you become completely GA-GA at the sight of anything bigger than a tenner!!!

for more wordful wednesday, pop on over and see angie
@ seven clown circus

33 comments:

Julie said...

Wow!! That's awesome! How exciting! Nothing better than money that you didn't realize you have!!

Kacey R. said...

Too cool! I can't wait to hear about the new kit! Brian and I are trying an all cash system this month....should be interesting. LOL Glad the girls had fun at least looking at their money for a minute. :D

Sera said...

That is so stinkin' cool! Talk about a very welcome surprise. :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

ehh - I LOVE found money!! Like a $5 in the dryer but $1200 is like winning the lottery!

Roxane said...

Awesome! What a great surprise!

Casey's trio said...

How exciting for Miss 17....talk about dreams coming true!

Simply AnonyMom said...

Everyone needs a pic of themselves fannign money, lol.

Your money is so pretty (compared to the blandish US dollar)

angel gurl said...

now those are the surprises we all like, very cool. Even better is that Miss 17 was able to get her drum kit.

mandyb said...

wow what a phonecall.... yah for your girls.... love the bit about the 'real money'' so so true

gigi said...

You gotta love those cash filled surprises!!!!

blueviolet said...

Those are the best surprises!

Brenda said...

What a great surprise!

Hootin' Anni said...

I see a new drum set in your future.

My Wordful is all about "Sister's Day". Come join me if you can. Happy Wednesday.

Melinda said...

It is like when you put on a pair of jeans or that winter coat that you have not worn in months and you find a $20 bill in the pocket. Awesome!

Elaine A. said...

I think it's good for them to USE cash too, every now and again. I remember when I was 18, buying my first t.v., it sure was hard to part with $300.00 CASH, a lot harder than if I'd just forked over the Credit card.

Cute picture! : )

angie said...

Look at all of that colorful money! Ka-ching! :)

Mimi said...

Such pretty girls! I bet they were thrilled with their windfall!

auntiegwen said...

Forgotten money is all the more sweet !

Anne said...

Very cool!!!

Susie said...

Cool!

the mama bird diaries said...

Found money rocks.

Jaina said...

Haha. How nice to discover such great accounts :)

pam said...

Money found is the best!!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. And the NZ money is so colourful, too.

Roxane said...

I just got your comment on my giveaway post. I'm so sorry to hear :( **hug**

Shirliana said...

You always have the coolest stories to tell! That is really something finding money like that. Ha! Wish I'd find some money somewhere too! I like your money too, by the way. Lots of colorful pictures and not as boring as boring as ours. And those girls as always are adorable!

Kristi Smith said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! How exciting. Cole will be thrilled someday when he can cash his savings bonds.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny--it's like a G-rated rap video!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your money is so pretty!!! We have boring, and nearly worthless, money!!

Your girls are as cute as a button too!!!!!

Sue said...

Wow what a nice surprise! Cool that your daughter could buy her drum kit.

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

Daryl said...

Its as if you late parents wanted her to get that new kit .. good on her!

Supercool Hotmama said...

That is some Pretty Money!