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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The tallest lighthouse in Florida


Today Karen and Max climbed the tallest lighthouse in Florida: The light station at Ponce Inlet, Florida, a couplefew miles south of my parents house. Today I remained on the ground with my daughter Leni, as I have a bit of an aversion to heights. (Last year I climbed to the top of the lighthouse with Max, but I was too chicken to go out on the rickety wrought-iron balcony at the top. Just call me Coward Man!)


Leni and I hung around the gift shop at the base of the lighthouse and added to her collection of elongated pennies, something I used to collect ever since my mom found two from the 1934 World's Fair which she gave to me when I was about 12 years old. I actually used to belong to The Elongated Collectors, and we would buy and swap elongated pennies back and forth. I still have the original two and am now chasing these whenever we find a "penny squisher" so that we can add to my kids' collections. Any of you have any to trade?

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4 Comments:

At 8/17/2007 3:18 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Man, I love squished pennies too! We got one or two at every place we visited this summer. The ones we got from Knoebel's Grove were a nice addition to my (AHEM - I mean, my DAUGHTER'S) collection!

Hey, what happened to the polls?

 
At 8/19/2007 6:36 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

stymieresh, do you have "Penny Passports" to put them in?

 
At 8/21/2007 3:03 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

NO, where do you get those?

 
At 8/21/2007 3:58 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I got mine at the lighthouse... they're a neat little passport-sized thing that has slots to put your elongated pennies in!

HERE'S ONE on Ebay. I paid five bucks for the kids'.

 

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