📅 Thought for today:
‘A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.’
— Jonathan Swift
#thoughtfortoday #spending #saving #money #head #heart #piggybank #MartinsBank
This picture is of my very first “piggybank”.
Clearly, it is not a pig, it is a grasshopper.
I doubt many of my connections remember Martins bank, the grasshopper was their logo.
They were bought by Barclays in 1969.
My father banked at Martins, which had a branch in Fallowfield in south Manchester.
The bank manager gave me this on a visit with my dad sometime around 1965 or 6.
He also put a penny in it, to get me started.
It has been a treasured possession since then and I still keep it out, in sight.
It is full now of odd coins collected along the way, not regular money.
I pulled them out to take a photo, the coins are worn and tarnished, yet still “treasure”.
There are a pair of 1916 1 franc coins, very beautiful, and a 1928 Irish Shilling.
Money is in my heart today.