Oxypoet, aka BillyBlog, the first-born son of The Ancient One, notes in a comment that there are other instances of The Luck of the Cohanim. The most notable being the "ability" to find good parking places when faced with crowded venues. For my entire driving life, someone always seems to be pulling out of the space directly in front of the destination as I approach. In truth, many, if not most, times this doesn't happen. But it does occur often enough to have made a deep impression in the minds of my offspring.
Actually the most significant manifestation of the luck factor was the ability (in his early years) of younger son Seth to find money. Two specific events remain in my memory, both from his adolescence. The first was at a local street fair when Seth, eyes on the ground, told us he had just found a quarter. Being a typical father, I responded, "Why don't you find larger sums?" A few moments later, he called, "You mean like this?" as he reached down and plucked a wayward $5 bill from the ground. The second occurred on the way to Oxypoet's wedding. Bill and Melanie had arranged for guests to be delivered to the wedding site on a double-decker bus. As the bus pulled to a stop in the synagogue parking lot, Seth raced down from the upper level, pushed his way off the bus ahead of everyone else, dashed across the parking lot, and plucked a piece of green paper from the ground. It turned out to be a $20 bill he had spied from the bus as it drove through the parking lot. I truly hope that this "talent" stays with Seth throughout his life.
Thanks Bill for helping me retrieve some forgotten memories!