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Pennies for Charity

October 31, 1994

Re "Penny Here, and There," editorial, Oct. 22:

I agree with your editorial. While cleaning the carpet at my rental, I find pennies enough for a Pepsi. Why am I picking up pennies? I'm a property owner with a Depression mentality. Yet it's my luck to lack a penny and have to break a dollar.

I remember when five pennies could buy a burger, another five a Coke. Now a penny can't even buy a Tootsie Roll--a fistful might.

Years ago, Congress wanted to do away with the penny. That was crazy! "A penny saved is a penny earned," Poor Richard advised.

Yes, it's wise to collect my pennies and "give them to charity."

HUGH C. HYDE

Chula Vista

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