Friday, May 14, 2010


It's a strange thing. I was thinking, just literally a week ago, that it would be nice to find one of the classic subway tokens lying around somewhere to make into a pendant - and made a mental note to check my older jewelry boxes and other places that might have that type of accumulated stuff. Then, me being me, I promptly forgot about it.

Cleanup day in our neighborhood was this past Saturday, and my husband and I were moving our old loveseat, which I'd owned for over a decade and which had seen better days, to the curbside for pickup. When we came back, I found what I thought at first was a coin left over from my husband's days of traveling to China on business in the doorway. In fact, it turned out to be the genuine article - a New York City Transit Authority token. Apparently, it had been stuck in the loveseat's cushions for the past decade. The weird thing is, I bought the piece of furniture after moving to D.C. - but it was at a time I was still traveling to Manhattan fairly frequently. What are the odds?


Michelle Mach said...

This is such a cool story! It's always interesting to see what happens when you put a wish out into the universe. It works for bigger things, too. Dream big, Melissa!

TesoriTrovati said...

I have a growing collection of subway and transit tokens. I love 'em!
Enjoy the day!

mairedodd said...

coolness! i love the whole 'putting it out into the universe' thing - have fun with it! hey, maybe you should get some molding compound so that you can have it more than once!

Andrew Thornton said...

That's absolutely beautiful! IT really is kismet! It's a lucky talisman for sure! (I miss the tokens. The Metrocards, as convenient as they are, aren't the same.)