Saturday, January 27, 2007

SILVER!!


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The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the word silver for this weeks photo hunt was silver dollars. My Grandmother (Super Lou) worked for the thruway as a toll collector. When people paid with silver coins or silver certificates, she would trade her own money for the one they paid with. When we were little we used to think it was cool to play with the coins. When Chris was little he used to get silver dollars from his Grandparents on New Years Day just for saying "Happy New Year" to them. How funny that a word could bring back so many memories for both of us.


13 comments:

PEA said...

Wonderful subject for the theme "silver"...I just joined the Photo Hunt and am already having fun with it:-) I remember getting some silver dollars and 50 cent pieces when I was younger...I wonder where they went?!! Will have to go searching! Hugs xox

Jean said...

I'll never forget Mom calling to tell me she finally got the dish washer she always wanted and it only cost around $30. because she bought it with all silver change!

Tammy said...

now this is what "blogging" is all about!!
Loved your Memories!!
:-D

meeyauw said...

You have wonderful memories. It's nice to see how you treasure the momentos.

Lilli said...

My brother and I used to get silver dollars from our grandparents too :)

Lux said...

Beautiful memory - thank you for sharing!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Enjoyed catching up on your blog tonight-loved the wedding albums your working on!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great choice for the Hunt. I thought of Silver Dollars too - my aunt had a bunch. But I didn't have the right photo.

Leesa said...

Cute idea! I didn't even think of money :)

Biker Betty said...

Wow, your post brings back memories. When I was little my Aunt Betty would give my sister and me a silver dollar every Christmas along with something she made. That was neat that your grandma would too. I love these photo themes and the memories they can sometimes bring.

Thanks for sharing and for stopping by,
Biker Betty :)

Susie said...

Both my grandmothers were fond of giving my children silver dollars on special occasions. I hope they still have them somewhere!
:)

Desert Diva said...

What an interesting idea and story for this week's theme!

sarala said...

My grandparents used to collect silver coins for me when I was a kid. I still check when a coin looks particularly old for a silver one but I haven't found one in years.