Ever wonder where your money’s been?

by J. Money -

Stumbled across this poem by children’s author and writing coach, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and thought you might enjoy it :)

Maybe you’ve thought a lot about this too like me?

pass the money poem

If only dollars could talk!!

(And didn’t contain any viruses – eek)

Thanks for putting into words something I think about almost every day, Amy, haha… But next time tell us the answers, please! ;)

For more on Amy and all her books/poems, visit her at AmyLudwigVanderwater.com. And if anyone’s interested in learning how to get better at writing (or who have kids who enjoy it!) she’s currently teaching *free* weekday writing lessons for the foreseeable future –> Keeping a Notebook… Together.

See ya back soon!


PS: The blog and newsletter will be offline tomorrow (Thursday) due to some scheduled maintenance, but we’ll be back at it early Friday morning to continue spreading the good word 👍

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Penny April 1, 2020 at 8:46 am

This poem is so fun! As a big fan of found money, I probably spend way too much time thinking about how money lands where it does! Also, super cool resource about her writing lessons. I am definitely going to pass that along to some teacher pals!


2 J. Money April 1, 2020 at 8:57 am


I found a dime hidden in a river bank over the weekend – looked like it had been there since the date of the dime – 1996! :)


3 mike April 1, 2020 at 10:12 am

if you really want to know where your money has been, enter a bill’s serial number into https://www.wheresgeorge.com/, then write ‘wheresgeorge.com’ on the bill & spend it!


4 J. Money April 1, 2020 at 11:22 am

Haha yeah!!

Forgot about that site!

I found a bill years ago with their stamps on it and saw that it had traveled over a few states in order to get to me :) Probably the closest we’ll get to learning more about their history!


5 JB April 1, 2020 at 12:05 pm

I have always found money to be very interesting. My daughters and I enjoy collecting foreign coins. It serves as a geography and usually a history lesson.


6 J. Money April 1, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Totally!! One of the best perks to coin collecting! You learn SO MUCH playing around with them!


7 SteveTea April 1, 2020 at 3:13 pm

You should check this out…
Andy Breckman – 1990
Livingston Taylor – 1994


8 J. Money April 1, 2020 at 3:50 pm

That was pretty good, thanks :)

Here’s the link for anyone else interested:



9 Hillary April 2, 2020 at 7:55 am

Can you link to the poem? I can’t find it


10 J. Money April 2, 2020 at 5:24 pm

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