Friday, January 9, 2009

A Little Post for Tara

If you read Tara's post today about Dum Dums, you will understand this post. This is a picture of one of the very first pennies minted in the United States, by Benjamin Franklin. On the bottom it says, "Mind Your Business". I think our forefathers were onto something, don't you? I would love to have a bunch of these made to keep in my pocket and hand them out to people like the lady you met in the waiting room who insist you answer their questions that they had no business asking in the first place.

There is a famous quote by Ann Landers, "Make someone happy today, mind your own business." Words to live by.


  1. Oh my goodness. First of all, thank you. Again.

    Secondly, I love this! Our forefathers were really onto a lot of things that we've forgotten, and this was definitely one of them.

    The thing is, I don't mind when people ask questions. Truly. It's one of the many ways I make friends. I'm a person who asks questions. But I like to think I ask nice questions, and also I try to think before I speak.... somethinig others should put into practice now and then! And when they don't (think before they speak) I'd love to hand out (or throw rather) one of these pennies at them (between the eyes).

  2. No kidding. I would like to have some of those too.


If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. No need to point out my mistakes, I have family for that.