Saturday, April 12, 2008

State Quarters

Deb:

A few years back the United States began changing how its currency looked. One of the big changes was with our quarters (worth 25 cents). The government decided there would be fifty different quarters. Each of the backs would carry symbols of each of the fifty states. It was determined that the coins would be issued in the order the states entered the Union. Every year they add a couple of new state quarters to our money circulation.

I give you this history lesson because Big Guy found the idea of collecting these coins fascinating. Each night he would check his pockets to see what new quarters he could put into his collection, which he kept in a mug on the dresser. He decided he would collect three coins of each state. In the future, when his collections were complete, he would present one collection to each of our three sons.

Eventually, the coins became too numerous to fit in the mug, and he had added a zippered plastic bag beside it to collect extra coins. The coins weren’t valuable in terms of money. They weren’t worth any more than the original 25 cents each. However, the coins represented a large amount of time, effort, and love that Big Guy had spent pouring over change and checking his list to see if he had enough of a particular state.

I had just found the cracked mug lying empty on the floor where the burglars had carelessly tossed it.

10 comments:

archi ann said...

:( i'm so sorry
i hope the creeps that did this to you are caught

nipper said...

Well those jerks (pawdon me) must have been really desperate to create such a mess just for several foreign coins. How rude can you get??
We're so glad everyone's OK! Hugs!

Amy-and-Fez said...

Ooh, what a thing to take. That is very sad that was lost. However the love that Big Guy has for your sons can never be stolen.

The Meezers said...

oh dear. we are so sorry they took the quarters. how awful.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Me thinks there is more to the story ...

But jerks is right .... we might should bring back the "stocks" for guys that sneak in uninvited and take stuff.

CrazyBunnyLady said...

I'm so sorry all of this happened to you.

Hilda said...

Aww, poor Big Guy. He sounds like a Sweetie!

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The Furry Kids said...

Crapity crap crap crap! This makes us super mad.

lola said...

That is just so wrong. =( We are glad no one got hurt though!