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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:37 PM
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What's the highest amount of money you've found on the street?
Mr. DTBK picked up a $10 at Love Field once. As for me, I think a quarter is the most I've ever found. Lucky I am not. You?
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:38 PM
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1. I found $10 a few years ago while walking my dog.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:43 PM
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2. Had a $100 bill blow across the street in front of me once
Picked it up, looked around, wasn't anyone acting like they lost it. Paid my rent and got me a bag of pot with it. This was back in 1974.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:50 PM
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3. $20 (but not on the street)
Only time I was ever that lucky. I usually find pennies... and I pick them up for good luck!
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:53 PM
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4. $20 around 40 years ago.
Found it in our front yard. Neighbor was a cop, so he told us to wait and see if anyone claimed it. In those days we had milk delivery, insurance men who came to the house to collect premiums, bread delivery, coffee delivery etc. I think my parents hung onto it for a couple months and asked our delivery men and then they gave it back to me.

I bought a pair of white go-go boots and my first watch.

http://www.centuryinshoes.com/decades/1960/1960_02.html

DH found a $5 laying in a park and I found a $5 on the ground at a fair..both within the last couple years.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:55 PM
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5. Better than money
I found an all-access pass for the final night of the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. I already had guest credentials, but this pass was for every portion of the arena, including the podium.

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:56 PM
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6. $5 n/t
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:57 PM
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7. I just found 5 pesos on the street today in Buenos Aires!
once found $60 in a pair of jeans at a garage sale. My grandmother is a finder, she's found thousands of dollars over the years and a few engagement rings to boot.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:04 PM
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8. I found $40 once.
Almost passed it up, the two $20 bills were very muddy.

Something made me go back for a second look.

I found the money when I really needed it.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:06 PM
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9. 20 bucks stuck in a bush.
I got sent home from work early because business was slow. I was muttering under my breath about losing a couple bucks worth of hours when I walked outside and saw the 20 dollar bill stick in a bush right outside the store. :P
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:06 PM
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10. $20
I also found a $10, a $5 and some ones..all on separate occasions though.


I also like when I find money in my pants or coats or sweatshirts. I do that a lot. Sometimes I leave a $10 or $20 there on purpose and when I go and use that article of clothing again--SURPRISE! :)
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:21 PM
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11. $20.00, I think.
It was a long time ago.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:28 PM
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12. $25 when I was a kid. I gave it to the police...
and when nobody claimed it, they gave it back to me. It felt like a million dollars to me.

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:54 PM
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13. $100 in a kmart parking lot...yay xmas money....
$20 near the base of an ATM at a concert :party:

I have been quite lucky in finding money - happens once a year or so...

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:54 PM
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14. $5 nt
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:10 PM
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15. A $20 bill
on the sidewalk. Since then, I don't even bother picking up all the pennies I see.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 PM
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16. four one hundred dollar bills rolled up in a rubber band
lucky i am, i've had quite the gift for finding money on the street over the years

small amts of money used to be a routine thing for me to find but finding $100 or more sticks in the mind and it has happened on a few occasions over the years

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:12 PM
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17. $500 on a run
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:13 PM by underpants
an out and back (2 miles) I saw an envelope and had to stop on the way back. All I saw was green and I tucked it into my shorts and took for home

Excercise pays off


ON EDIt- I found a bag of weed on a New Years Day heading out to an ATM. A cop pulled up right after I picked it up...he asked ME directions. I didn't give him the pot, I donated it to charity of course.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:14 PM
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18. $60, found in the lint-trap of my building's dryer.
That was real lucky, and by far the most money I've ever found.
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