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Friday, March 02, 2007

02 March 2007, Have I mentioned that I'm slow at times? Yes, after 9 months of blogging, I finally discovered how to shorten the amount of time I spend reading other peoples blogs. I'm not spending less time reading them, I just figured out how to spend less time waiting for them to load. I opened a second window up and am hitting two different blogs at the same time, then rotating them. Yes, I told you I was slow, most of you have been doing this for a while.
Today was bazaar day, and I spent some more money, on....money. We have found a coin, presumably a $1 silver coin. It's dated 1885, and on the back it is stamped with " Oklahoma Federated Gold and Numismatic, Inc." "One troy ounce .999 fine silver" Now, I have a small collection of coins, nothing to brag about, but seeing a coin labelled Oklahoma is something, so I bought a couple of them.
The weather was still very nice today and although I seem to be very busy, I'm not sure that I'm actually accomplishing anything.
Happy Dance Friday to everyone out there. Speaking of dancing, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders are here tonight, it's been a while since I've been seen with cheerleaders so I might pop down to the DFAC to take a gander. For you, be safe and have a great day.

9 comments:

Lizza said...

Woo hoo! Have fun watching the cheerleaders, Sgt! And have a great weekend.

MrsDub said...

Based on your last experience with "cheerleaders", I suggest you keep your distance! That's really cool about the coins - makes you wonder how they got to the bazaar in Afghanistan. Are they worth anything? Who knows, maybe you've found a real treasure!

Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Hmmmm.... now what was the last cheerleader story???

Your coins sound interesting - imagine finding them in Afghanistan!

I checked ebay and the only similar coin listed is an 1889 Scissor Tailed Flycatcher & Mistletoe with the state on the back. So, I just learned your state was admitted to the Union in 1907 and you guys like kissing under the state flower of mistletoe!

Here's what the description says:

RARE US OKLAHOMA GOLD PLATED SILVER COIN NEW BOX BU46

50% silver alloy with 24k gold plated

Details:

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The name Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw Indian words, okla, which means "people," and humma, which means "red." In 1889, Congress opened up 2 million acres for white settlement (it was previously open only to Native Americans who were forced to leave their homelands), and the first of a number of land runs began. Some of the state's settlers were called "Sooners" because they had already staked their land claims before the land was officially opened for settlement. Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. Oklahoma's capital is an easy one to remember--Oklahoma City. The state flower is the mistletoe, a favorite for kissing under during the winter holidays.

AND, yours is older - perhaps you have the winning lottery ticket!

Claire said...

will they be real women or just you lot dressed up as women?
It took me a while to figure that blog window, but erm not quite 9 months!

Desert Songbird said...

It's cool when you find stuff that has even a remote relationship to home; makes the miles seem not so long.

About those cheerleaders - don't forget your boa!

Have a great weekend, and stay safe.

Desert Songbird said...

Thank you so much for you care and concern regarding my recent hospitalization. Your warm wishes touched me deeply, and your comments brightened my day. I’m home now and feeling almost 100%.

Thanks again for your good thoughts and for visiting The Ice Box!
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Michael C said...

Cheerleaders? What are those?
I'll have to try your blog reading, I have been having major time management issues lately! Thanks for the tip!

Sunni Kay said...

I use Google Reader to read my blogs. Makes life so much easier.

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