Ever wonder where your money’s been?

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 👍

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  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!

    1. 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! :)

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

  4. SteveTea April 1, 2020 at 3:13 PM

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

  5. Hillary April 2, 2020 at 7:55 AM

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