The Dollar Bill

by | Jun 12, 1997 | Giving

A well worn dollar bill and a similarly distressed twenty arrived at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to be retired. As they moved along the conveyor belt to the shredder they struck up a conversation. The twenty reminisced about its travels all over the country. “I’ve had a pretty good life,” the twenty proclaimed. “Why I’ve been to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, the finest restaurants in New York, performances on Broadway and even a cruise from Miami.”

“Wow!” Said the single, “you really have gotten around.”

“So tell me,” says the twenty, “where have you been throughout your lifetime?”

“Oh, I’ve been to the Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church . . .”

And the twenty says, “What’s a church?”

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Wit & Wisdom – June 24, 1998


The Dollar Bill