Do You Ever See Nickels Anymore?
In fact do you ever see change anymore, you know
that loose stuff in your pockets...... the jingling stuff.
They used to talk about pockets that jingle.
I recall an old song
.....I wish I were single again
Cause when I was single
My pockets did jingle
Oh, I wish I were single again
You might also hear, "He doesn't have 2 nickels to rub
together." That always confused me. Why would you
rub 2 coins together? Rub, rub, rub.
I think that one meant they were poor....most likely it
came from the depression when everyone was poor
but a nickel could buy a couple of carrots, a
potato and an onion for a stew. Hobo stew, it was
called OR.......you could go to the nickelodeon.
Duh, guess how much it cost.
And in place of a "good-by" someone might say,
"don't take any wooden nickels."
hmmmmm what meaning? Maybe lookout for
scammers or don't accept a worthless token. ???
Restaurants and many public places that had a
rest room had nickel coin boxes outside of the
stalls. Women (in the days when there was a
division between men and women) would write
on the inside of the stalls. I recall one duezy......
Here I sit all broken hearted
Paid 5 cents and only farted
(I could never bring myself to use that word.
Proves I'm not a Lady anymore, Blue. Now
I've earned the title "Broad". )
Buffalo nickels, that's the name. There used to
be a lot of Native Americans and their symbols
on the coins.
War Nickels...... I remember the name but I had
to look this up. They were minted from 1941 to
1945 and have a large P over the building
(Monticello) on the back. Find one.
That's all I remember about nickels. Here's a useless
bit of information about the amount of silver in coins.
Dimes, quarters, half dollars or dollars, dated 1964
or earlier are 90% silver.
But half dollars dated 1965--1970 contain only
Don't take any wooden credit cards. Nyuk, nyuk