My father was clever too.
(Almost as clever as Mrs. Cox!)
It was his way of getting us out of the house so he and my mother could ‘canoodle’!
He used to invent games to keep us occupied.
He would tell us he had hidden 50 nickels outside, around the yard, and any/all you found you could keep.
But you couldn’t come back inside until you found all fifty of them.
It was a fun game.
I found enough nickels to keep myself well supplied with goodies from the ice cream man!
What I didn’t know, until years later when I was an adult, was…….
He had only hidden 49 nickels!