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Did Vern Ever Find His Pennies?

Discussion in 'Stand By Me' started by Birdabyte, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Birdabyte

    Birdabyte Member

    It’s not essential to the plot or anything and I know that it’s sort of a stupid question. But out of curiosity, did Vern ever find his pennies under his porch? Near the end of the movie Vern finds a penny on the sidewalk, and I wasn’t sure if it was foreshadowing of him finding the cash or just a reference to him having a stash of pennies under his porch. So, does anybody have a solid answer or theory of whether or not Vern ever found his pennies?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...welcome Dude!.....no damn idea about the answer you seek, but someone with more than 3 active brain cells will be along to help...
  3. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Vern was killed in a house fire in '66. 'There had been a large drunken party; Vern was there. Someone fell asleep in one of the bedrooms with a live cigarette going. Vern himself, maybe, drifting off, dreaming of his pennies.' That suggests he didn't find them, to me.
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    HI and welcome.
  5. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Nope,Vern still lives in the same house,and still,in his sixties,goes under the porch to dig for his pennies..Long live Penny Tessio!
  6. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. I don't think so.
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yes he did!

    He then moved to Stony Mountain, Manitoba, opened a cafe and created a floor made out of pennies



    Isn't that "summit"?

    Welcome Birdabyte
  8. Birdabyte

    Birdabyte Member

    Man, with that many pennies no wonder he looked so hard for them
  9. Birdabyte

    Birdabyte Member

    Man, with at that many pennies no wonder he looked so hard for them
  10. Birdabyte

    Birdabyte Member

    Thinking about it, his mom might have taken the map instead of tossing it and took the pennies for herself...

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    Every so often we tried to tell him what was so clear to us--that Billy had known about the jar and dug it up himself. Vern refused to believe it, although he hated Billy like the Arabs hate the Jews and probably would have cheerfully voted the death penalty on his brother for shoplifting, if the opportunity had ever presented itself. He also refused to ask Billy point blank.
  12. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

  13. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

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  14. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  15. Keith72

    Keith72 Member

    Yes, he was always digging under the porch and that is how he found out about the body. but no, as far as I know, he never did.
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