(Before this exciting post, I installed a light bulb in the motion detector high up on Shirl’s house, and this is how she paid me.I had already eaten part of the melon before I decided to take a picture. Delicious)
My dad gave me a silver dollar once; we held it for a long time. I do not know what happened to it. The first time we drove thru Las Vegas they were still using silver dollars in the slot machines. I thought it was exciting to hear one of the slots pay off. They never did for me, but I didn’t put much in. I am a big spender. I think the first time I limited my spending to $5. The last time we ate in a Casino was in New Mexico with Buddy and Di. I upped the amount I could lose to $20. Sure enough I did. Hahaha. Buddy on the other hand won $120. His is a lucky dog.
Do you remember the Susan B. Anthony coin? Looked and felt like a quarter. The government couldn’t understand why folks did not jump on it. They made coin machines especially for the $1 coin. Well I think the only machine was for stamps. I know they also gave them in change. It was a wasted effort. Then they tried the Sacajawea dollar coin, added some color and I loved them, but after you carry it for awhile it turns an ugly color. I liked to call them the gold dollars. Now they have been minting the $1 presidential coins for awhile. I keep some to give away to kids or leave as tips when we eat. The coins are beautiful when they are new, a bright shiny gold color. Kids love to get them.
But the coins are useless. Speaking of the Original Silver dollars the government in early years has used the coin to see how much a gov’t entity put into a local economy. They paid cash in silver dollars. I loved the one story my Brother Junior told about his train ride across the USA to catch his ship in WWII. As most trains did, his stopped in North Platte, Nebraska. The silver dollars had been used here a lot by troops passing thru and all business had them. Junior bought something for a dollar and gave the woman a $20 bill. She was counting off 19 silver dollars when Jr. realized what she was doing. He said he stopped her by saying, “Hey I can’t carry 19 silver dollars in these trousers, and they would pull my pants down”. He said she did not skip a beat counting and said, “$19 will pull my pants down too Sailor!”
He said he took two fists full of silver dollars and headed back to the train. (I said yeah, I bet!)
(There are some, all in plastic bags, probably never see a laundry mat)
There are a billion dollars of these coins resting in a vault (or two) Not gaining interest and not wanted. When they first came out I received an e-mail saying do not accept the new coins they do not have ‘IN God We Trust’ on them. But they did, the mint was being cute and put it on the outside edge.
Our congress has not decided to stop the production so the mint is still under mandate to keep punching these things out. They are a nice novelty, but will never take the place of the $1 bill, will they?
Thanks for coming this way.
More medical dictionary, I am learning these from Mel (OF Honey I’m Home)
Benign............................ What you be, after you be eight
Caesarean Section............ A neighborhood in Rome
Cat scan.......................... Searching for Kitty
Cauterize......................... Made eye contact with her
Car of the day:
The Morgan 3 wheeler, the Morgan company has taken orders for 330 of these at L30k (30,000 pounds) each.