5/12/09

I just cashed in my inheritance

I forgot to get pics of all this, but Aunt Carol had this giant ceramic piggy bank she'd painted and it was her 'emergency fund' so to speak. I remember laying on the floor at her old house as a kid, looking up at the pig next to me. I remember dressing it up and playing with it.

As I got older, she would tease me. "Honey, your inheritance is whatever is left in that pig when I'm done with it." Her brother Gary (who showed up to the funeral sporting pneumonia) got to keep the pig itself, but promised that he'd fill it back up for me. My brother and sister-in-law emptied the change into two very full crown royal bags that weighed in at 85 pounds. I just got home from taking the bags to the bank and they'll have to ship it off to San Antonio for counting. I should know by next Wednesday how much is in there.

To help kill time and build suspense, I'm going to have my first-ever blog contest. Post a comment with your guess and whoever is closest to the dollar amount will win a prize.

39 comments:

Miss(ed) Eloquence said...

Hmm. What an idea! I'll come back later with an official guess.

FIRST! :P

Anna Mae said...

I will say $984.93

Took the amount from a yahoo question on 125 lbs of coins. They did it if the coins were all even though, so I'm probably off. ;)

Ksagstetter said...

$1700

Jamie said...

$213. I was so very disappointed when I took in a 5 gallon ice cream bucket full of change.

Betsy said...

My lucky guess is $835.65

Tracy said...

$723.43

Marci said...

Can my guess be "more than you think it is?" :)

Ok fine - I'm going with $718.34

Is this like the price is right, highest without going over?

Claudine said...

My guess is $654.31

Debbie said...

Let's see.... I will guess $1349.26

Wenders11 said...

I'm going with $575.00, although I hope for your sake that it's a LOT more than that! :) How fun!

Vanessa said...

$826.41

jenn said...

$210.23 Am I close?

Lacy Rose said...

$801 dollars

hahawillis said...

I'll guess $386.42.

webmom30 said...
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webmom30 said...

$1923.85

Final answer.

Trace said...

I hope it is more, for your sake...but I will say $312.15

My3Ro's said...

$517.35

Hippie Mama Kelly said...

My guess is $945.31.

This is exciting!!

Miss(ed) Eloquence said...

After a lot of confusing math, I come back with a guess of $832.41. Is this going to be decided Price is Right style, or just closest overall, no matter if it's higher or lower?

Rebecca said...

$638.53

Sandy said...

hmm...I'll go with $377.77. You can see why. I hope it's more though! Sympathies on your loss, friend.

Stacey said...

1278.93

Tiffany said...

$432.65

Anonymous said...

Papa thinks $1250, and I hope you get some rest.


Love, Papa

Karina Carr said...

I don't know GCS, but I'm going to guess....$1,478.63.
You know that I couldn't resist a good contest...LOL!!!!

Jamie said...

Ummmm I am bad at this game without a visual.

I am going to guess $647.24

auntjackee said...

$777.27 hope its more though

Cindybakedababy said...

1085.96

How fun, can't wait to hear how much was in it!

Uncle Trey said...

Not counting the Silver dollars and 50 cent pieces you kept aside, it will be $473.16

Nikki said...

$1917.52

Kami said...

487.64

Julie said...

700 even

Lynn said...

I'm glad your back! I'm sorry that you had such a rough week. I hope everything starts looking up!

I'm going to guess an even $1200.00

Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was much more?

A. said...

what fun! I'll say $501.00

Anonymous said...

$ 1432.04
m.a.b.e.l

Anonymous said...

$226.00

Jaimepsdn said...

$517.35

Todd said...

$777.27 hope its more though