Monday, February 2, 2009

Baptism (take 2)

This weekend was a good one. I took off Friday so I could spend the day with Meg and Henry. In the morning we went out for breakfast and then in the afternoon we went to Gymboree to play. While there I got to see Henry take even more steps. It's getting less and less difficult to get him to walk. Less bribery is required. On Sunday we had his baptism. He did really well. The service was long, but he managed to make through almost all of it and wasn't bothered by the sprinkling of water over his head. It was a very special moment for Meg and I. I felt very proud when I paraded him down the aisle. Some parishners who usually go to the early service came to this one to see Henry baptised. We had everyone over afterwards for a light lunch.

On Saturday I searched some coin.

Fifty small dollars and 1,000 quarters didn't produce anything.

8,014 half dollars yielded two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964), twenty-four 40% silver halves (3 x 1966, 8 x 1967, 10 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D, 1976S), one proof (1972S) and two mint set halves (2004D, 2005P). The 1976S silver half (non proof) is the second one of these I've found so far. This one is tarnished on the obverse, but the reverse is fine.

Last weekend I also got a big batch of Russian coins from a friend who recently went there. Seems that Russia is wonderland for finding coins. He said nearly worthless coins were on the ground everywhere he looked.

Found: 5 pennies (1 at Bank of America, 2 at Stop & Shop, 2 at Home Depot), 3 dimes (at Stop & Shop), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian dime at Stop & Shop)

Lost: 1 glove

Redeemed: $13.25