AS IF I NEEDED TO BE REMINDED
Was visiting a Facebook page and found a poster fawning over his recently found Walking Liberty Half Dollar. According to him it was his favorite coin, his best find, his benchmark for success up to this point.
At first I didn’t think too much about it, and then it dawned on me….. He was probably a younger tekkie, not even alive when the “walker” was in circulation, and it held an allure quite different from mine. You see I remember actually using that coin to pay for things. He did not and thus his deeper appreciation for it.
I tend to forget that silver coins were taken out of circulation around 1965. Given that I was born in ’41, I had 14 years to get used to “Walkers, STL quarters, Buffalo and Barber nickels and yes, even a few Indian Head pennies thrown in. Just one more reminder that I am one old SOB.
And yes, those old coins were truly pieces of art….bring them back!
THE PUG BUG
Someone asked what the “Pug Bug” was. You will find an explanation here in a post from 2013. Scroll down to:
SO FAR SO BAD
Well I was pretty excited about a site that I had lined up, but so far it’s gone from a mini lake to ass high grass and a gazillion mosquitos. I know at some time it will be mowed and so I wait.
THE BLAH, BLAH, BLAH FOLKS
And if you think I piss and moan, check out Beavis and Butthead…try not to laugh!