It is a memory of your mother that has always made you smile.
Your mom loved to count and sort coins. It may have started as a fascination for looking for wheat pennies, but for what ever reason, she enjoyed the process of counting coins. When you suggested that she might like a battery operated coin sorter and counter one year for Christmas your mother indicated that might be a good gift. After she started using that coin sorter and counter gift, however, you could still find her recounting the coins herself.
Stacks of pennies counted to 10 and then grouped together to make 100; stacks of nickels into 20; stacks of dimes into 10; and then stacks of quarters into four. The way she counted and sorted was always the same, but you were never quite sure what the goal was. It may have been to weed out