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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-18-06 01:29 AM
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49. My son found a $20 bill once
and I kept it. Well I spent it.

I was in college and my son was 3 years old. An expected check had not come and I had no money at all to buy Christmas presents for him. I had some change so we were in a store and I was hoping to find something delightful for less then $1.00.

My son said he saw a dollar and climbed under a display counter. The bill was dusty with some dangling cobwebs so it had been there a while. I did hesitate as he handed it to me. Should I turn it in? I was essentially honest and over the years did raise my kids to be. But that day I took the money, dusted it off and went Christmas shopping.
I was so thankful and I still am at the memory though it was many years ago. I wouldn't have robbed to get him presents but it was breaking my heart that he would have none. Maybe the cobwebs assuaged my guilt but it felt like a gift from the gods.
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