Hi Rihana, I enjoyed reading your snippet with the same enthusiasm you had shown when Kaaku uncle gave you Rs 5 note to wash. Your attention to details and memory is impeccable including remembering a) the soap you used to wash the currency note, b) the Saree you used to put on top of the currency note to protect it from excessive heat, c) the brand of the iron box and so on. Getting pocket money when I was young was difficult and mostly we get liberal cash gifts sometimes when relatives come home from other towns/cities, if they had no time to buy anything else for the kids. We had a rule that we have to formally disclose our income from other sources to my mother like our tax filing with IRS and she carefully watched how we spent the money. Sometimes, I got drenched in the rain while returning home after playing in a friend's place and got my currency notes wet. Once I was trying to dry the currency notes in the hot sun with a stone kept on top of it while it was my play time. I didn't want to leave the currency notes unattended. Then, like a flash, this idea came to me and I walked inside the house and started ironing the currency notes. To my surprise, it became brand new currency notes. That is why I found out that I could iron the currency notes. But I never tried washing them as I was afraid they might tear off while washing. Now, the rule in our house is whoever has not spent enough time with Orion (our pet) for the day will have to deposit a fine in Orion's pocket money jar besides giving him a treat upon arrival. The jar is full now and I need to take out the folded dollar bills and convert the coins into currency notes. I might use the ironing option now that you have reminded me about it.