June 26, 2009

A Ten Dollar Note



This ten dollar note was able to buy my family lots of groceries and meat for a week!

I still remember it was very thrilling if my mother had two pieces of this note in her purse. And folks would always marvel whenever some timber guys had a stack of ten dollar notes banded by a rubber band.

One red note would always be a great angpow to receive and also to give to some one in need.

Very often a ten dollar note would go a long long way to help a needy student when many would never have seen a ten dollar note at all.

So a red note is always something very treasured and something which can stir up a lot of beautiful memories.......a beautiful thing on my mind.....is it the same for you?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My grandmother used to wrap her money in her handkerchief which she put in her blouse pocket. All the women then had "hidden" pockets for their money. Yes I remember how she would also keep her red notes hidden well. Thanks for the memories.

Stenographer said...

Yes indeed. My grandmother did the same too. She had a coin purse though. She also had a secret pocket in her blouse and another secret pocket in her Chinese trousers.