January 2004 Page 13
More Dimes from
This started in 1995 when I was a starving student, trying to complete college and raising my daughter. I didn't work and lived on an extremely limited budget. We had a one-bedroom apartment in a bad neighborhood. From the time that we moved in that apartment and throughout the 18 months we lived there, I would constantly find dimes in our bathroom.
My daughter had the bedroom and I slept on a pullout couch in the living room. In the bathroom, next to the tub I would find dimes. At first I figured they fell out of my boyfriend's pants pocket because he would hang his clothes on the shower door handle/towel rack.
Then, I started to hear the distinct sound of coins dropping at all hours of day or night. The sound always came from the bathroom and it scared me a few times. I figured it was someone maybe playing a joke by leaving dimes teetering on the edge of the top of the shower door set just so the slightest small vibration would make the drop unexpectedly. I never mentioned it to anyone, figuring I was not going to take the bait for the practical joke.
This continued regularly, and I would pick up the dimes - sometimes there would be several and always in the same place near the tub. Then one day I was there alone and using the bathroom, while sitting there I caught a motion with the corner of my eye in the open doorway. Just a little bit of motion and no noise at all. When I left the bathroom I looked around on the floor near the doorway area. On the rug, was a dime next to the doorframe. It had fallen and landed soundlessly on the rug just outside of the bathroom. I thought to myself, oh good one, the practical joker had balanced one on the top of the doorframe for a change of pace.
When we moved and I graduated it stopped happening. Eventually, I told my brother about it and my boyfriend was there and he told me he used to pick up dimes in the bathroom all the time too. He thought I was dropping them there or maybe my daughter was fooling around and leaving them on the floor. I never thought of it too much, after reading other coin finding stories I am delighted to think it was a sign of caring from loving beings.
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