Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Camp Treasury- Mamo Camp Day 1 (part 3)

My sisters, cousins, and I spent the last week up north at our grandparents’ cabin on the lake. It is such a blessing to have grandparents that are willing to take all 5 of us, ages ranging from 5 to 17! This was the 11th annual running of what we call “Mamo Camp”.

And what a week we had!

Over the next couple of days or so I hope to let you in on what we did that week through some pictures, stories, and funny happenings over here. Enjoy!


One tradition that has happened ever since me and my sister Lillie started to learn to count was to dump all the change that Mamo and Grandpa had collected over the year on the table,

and count it all.


This money was then the base of what we would spend on ice cream, mini-golf, and go karts over the next week.

Being past the age of learning to count coins meant that I was out of the process and got to observe and try hard not to throw off those who were counting the coins.

Jay and T-man are the youngest, so they were given first pick of which coins to count. T-man took dimes. Then they were off! The sorting took a little longer than usual because they stopped every few minutes to WOW over a new coin, a cool state quarter, or a wheat penny. After the sorting came the extremely quiet minutes as the counting began.

Score sheets were kept close at hand and tallies marked down. Before you knew it, everyone had a total. Lillie, with the quarters, counted over $182 just on her own.

And the number just kept climbing…


Until the grand total was unveiled- $208.86!

Woo hoo! WOW! The biggest amount to date!

Many thank you’s to Grandpa who also contributed his extremely full jar as well!

Then came the next challenge…

taking it to the bank and seeing how close we were…

(to be continued… :) )

Kaye Ann

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