Where Does a Dollar Go?

Quite the surprise I got a couple of days ago… Quite a while ago–over a year, but I’m not quite sure how long–I wrote on a handful of dollar bills, “Where does a dollar go? RCB xxxx E. Co. Rd. xxx N. Connersville, IN 47331” (with the x’s as my address at the time, of course).

I wasn’t expecting to get it back, but here it is, with a paper stating, “Have a great day!!! This was fun!! This Dollar Made IT All The Way To ALTO TEXAS.”

Written on the dollar itself are (aside from my writing, which has faded quite a bit) a couple of notes, though some are pretty hard to make out, and I have no idea in what order they were written:

  • Wayne NJ 07470 – SHOPRITE [Thanks, Wayne!]

  • Hey! I got your dollar! N.Y.V. [Not sure if the “V.” part is correct, though.]

  • Orange, TX [There is a third word on this one, which I am assuming is a name or a city, but it was written in a purple marker which bled quite a bit, renering the third word very difficult for me to make out. It ends in a what looks like a backwards “F” if that tells you anything.]

And of course, there’s the Alto, Texas, note which came with the dollar.

Very surprising that the dollar made it back, but very cool at the same time.

After writing my initials and address on a few dollars, I got the idea to write something else: a short evangelistic message, which I began writing much more faithfully on any bills I came across: “Are you good enough? NeedGod.com ….. RCB-Indiana.” This “signature” is used by others who are doing this same thing, and it serves as an encouragement when we come across our own or others’ bills in circulation because we then know they are being read. Knowing who sent that particular bill out lets us let them know that their bill is still out there!

The only roadblock to this is the fact I don’t carry too much cash, preferring instead my debit card.

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