Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lean On Monkey - Tub of Wheats

The last two days have been good ones for Meg, Henry and I. On Monday we took him to the aquarium. We went there to meet up with my best man, his wife and their new baby girl. The bad news was the place was very crowded, hot and extremely expensive. The good news, which is what I'm choosing to remember, was Henry had a blast (at least for a good part of it). I've never seen him so excited. He was clapping, singing and doing his "more, more, please" sign like crazy. I especially enjoyed showing him the starfish. Last night we had more fun times watching Henry play dance with his monkey stuff animal. The song on the radio was "Lean On Me" and during it Henry held monkey with two outstretched arms and danced around with him. He also gave Monkey some good hugs. It was touching. Our camera was out of batteries so we didn't get a photo or video of it. Perhaps he'll do it again soon.

Henry has also displayed some greatly improved mobility lately. He can now take a couple of steps down or up (like a big boy) and crawl up on the dining room chairs (not so pleased with this development). I think he looks a lot like his Uncle Brian in this picture.

Last nights coins were so-so, except for the pennies (see below).

4,720 quarters turned up just five Canadians.

3,700 dimes produced one silver Rosie (1964D), three Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢.

2,480 nickels yielded one War Time (1943P) and eight (2 Ni) Canadians.

I was really excited to search the pennies I got because as I was buying them the teller pointed out to me that several rolls were marked with different dates. That's definitely a good sign! In all there were nineteen rolls with dates (1934, 2 x 1936, 2 x 1938, 3 x 1939, 2 x 1940, 1942, 2 x 1944, 3 x 1945, 1951, 2 x 1957, 1957D). I was assured that I got all the rolls the lady had brought in and told that she found them in her mother's house. 5,200 pennies had 974 Wheats, twenty-two Canadians, one US dime and one Bahamas 1¢. That's by far the most Wheats I've found at one time. It represents about a third of the Wheats I've found this year and definitely skewed my yearly find rate and my all-time find rate. Now I'm wondering, are there any more rolls that she'll bring in? The Wheats were:

1934(50), 1936(100), 1938(50), 1939(150), 1940(100), 1941(2), 1942(50), 1944(104), 1945(153), 1948(2), 1949, 1951(52), 1952D, 1953D, 1956, 1957(101), 1957D(52), 1958D(4)


Thom said...

I'm interested, how do you store all the coins you keep? The wheats and 40% halves alone must take up quite a lot of room.

Ellen F said...

It was a similar penny situation that got me involved in this coin roll hunting. I dont search anywhere near as many rolls as you do And I dont keep the records that you do. I enjoy reading your blog . well done. I love the updates on Henry's growth. You have a beautiful family.
I saw a quarter from Guam yesterday but I didnt keep it. It wasnt shiney enough.