Man Saves Coins for 45 Years, Making a Big Impact at the Bank

Do you ever stop to pick up a penny from the ground? Those small coins may not seem like much, but they can add up over time. Imagine if you collected all the pennies you found in just a month. How about a year? Well, there’s a man named Otha Anders who took it to the next level.

Otha, a teacher from Louisiana, had a unique hobby. Starting in the late 1960s, he began collecting pennies. It wasn’t about money or wealth for him; he simply enjoyed the process. Even when the government offered to pay $125 for every $100 worth of pennies turned in, Otha declined. He cherished his collection.

But why pennies? According to Otha, each penny served as a reminder to offer a prayer. Whenever he stumbled upon one while pumping gas, walking in a store, or simply on the ground, he would stop and say a prayer. It became a meaningful ritual for him, a way to express gratitude and connect with God.

Otha’s dedication to his collection was unwavering. He never accepted pennies as gifts from anyone, even his own family. He wanted the inner satisfaction that both he and God derived from this practice. It became a way for him to reflect on his blessings and be thankful for what he had.

Over the years, Otha’s collection grew exponentially. He stored the pennies in large water jugs, initially aiming to fill five five-gallon jugs. But once he achieved that goal, the urge to keep going and collecting more overwhelmed him. He knew it was time to take the coins to the bank.

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