Of what use is money? The query is prompted by an incident in October 1944, following the departure of a Canadian Forces’ bridegroom and his Canadian groomsman for the wedding service a Blantyre Church. They had evidently been carefully initiated into the old Scots custom of ” Bowl Money,” the prospects of easy ” riches ” having attracted the usual gathering of children for the ” scramble.”
As he emerged from the melee of the scramble, clutching a fistful of coins a little Blantyre urchin of about eight years old was heard to exclaim —”Aw! A wish they hud scrammelled chewin’ gum insteed!” A few minutes later he was seen munching a cooking apple little less than the size of his head! So he did find some use for his coppers.