The Most Frugal Calendar ~ Ever

I’ve posted before about my love of vintage linen calendars. Whenever I come across them at yard sales, thrift stores etc., I grab them, admire them and use them every day. Well, I came across one that at first I just didn’t understand, but of course purchased it anyway. It was a great calendar, with a bright, vibrant design and I liked it.

There was one flaw. Someone had taken a permanent marker on it and changed the date. The calendar was from 2002, but someone had tried to change it to 2008. Well, after some investigation, I learned that the days of the week all fell the same way on those two years…until February. 2008 happened to be a leap year!

It turns out that whoever owned the calendar kept it for 6 years in the hopes of using it again only to be foiled by the Leap Year. I really have to give them credit for their effort! The planning and organization of a mind like that! I can’t imagine even thinking of saving a calendar for six years to use it again, let alone storing it somewhere and then actually finding it a few decades later.

I was, however, able to store it in my kitchen towel drawer for a few months. I knew that I had to use it today, on this Leap Year. It makes me smile. I want to meet the original owner and shake his/her hand. I want to see their home and be awestruck by their other lifestyle habits. Whoever you are, I say kudos to you and may this Leap Year bring you everything you hoped (and planned) for.


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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