Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Pictures

Here's a few pictures of Henry I've been meaning to put up here.

One night Henry got a kick out of riding on his little bus. It's pretty funny to see him try to plant himself on this thing.

Here's a picture of Henry getting out of the dryer. It's the second time I aware of him getting in there by himself. (I saw him doing it.)

Meg's behind the doors. Henry closed them on her.

Yesterday Henry figured out how to use the camera. What a technological genius! (That's what I tell myself.) Here's one of his self portraits.

Last night I searched just a bit of coin. I'm still having a tough time getting it.

40 halves didn't have anything.

2,000 dimes had just two Canadians.

2,000 nickels produced seven Canadians (2 Ni). It's been a while since I've found a War Time nickel or a Buffalo in these things.

3,000 pennies turned up thirteen Wheats, eighteen Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1935, 1941, 1941D, 1942, 1952D, 1953D, 1955(2), 1956, 1956D, 1957D, 1958

Since my last post I finished reading Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton. It's the third book of his I've read. Like his other books the bulk of the work does not directly concern the subject implied by the title. Nathaniel Courthope, the primary subject, was a 17th century English employee of the East India Company. He defended a small Pacific island, Run, against a Dutch siege for 1,540 days. His action was part of the greater English-Dutch Spice War of the early 17th century. Milton devotes most of his book to the many interesting stories from this times concerning the spice trade. Somehow despite the haphazard nature of this book it read easily. I guess he's just that good of a story teller. My favorite stories of the book concerned Henry Hudson and the way in which New Amsterdam (New York), a Dutch possession, was traded for Run, Nathaniel's Nutmeg island, an English possession. There's one more Milton book on my list. Looks like another good one!

Found: 1 penny (at BJ's), 1 nickel (at Stop & Shop), 1 dime (at Stop & Shop)


Bryan said...

Hi, I have a similar coin roll hunting blog. I have somewhat copied the format that you use for your posts. I hope this is alright as I find your method is a very good one. Good luck and happy hunting.

kestrelia said...

Sure. What's the link?

Bryan said...

Thom said...

You should probably disuade Henry from the washer dryer thing. Every now and then you hear about kids dying that way when they're accidentally turned on. It's a cute photo though!

kestrelia said...

I agree. It's not something we're encouraging. We were just surprised he could do it.