Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by lordmarcovan, Dec 22, 2018.
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I think it's awesome that it turned out this way. Makes for a great story.
Happy you joined up to post here, too. That was a surprise. Your mother mentioned you in our phone conversation. The name stood out because my wife's name is Lenee, which rhymes with yours.
I do hope you'll post any pictures and family anecdotes you see fit, though I don't suppose you're old enough to have met your great-grandparents?
Isn't the timing of this neat, to all be happening on the 99th anniversary of their wedding?
I will look around and see if I have any, I know my mom does, I'll see if she can send me some. Unfortunately, I never met either of them, but I do have great memories picking pecans with my grandmother Vivian at their little house (no longer standing, sadly) in Hartwell though.
@Renee F or anyone else is curious what the front of that coin looked like before it was planed off and re-engraved, here is is the obverse of a French silver 2-franc coin of this type (KM #845), which was minted from 1898-1920.
The design features La Semeuse, "The Sower", an eternal symbol of the French Republic that is featured on modern Euro coins to this day.
(Picture courtesy of the Numista listing.)
Miss Vesta McCurry, the lady on the coin, circa 1918!
And, later in life, with her husband Howard G. Pearman, the man who had the coin inscribed to her in France, during the final year of World War I. (This picture taken before 1958).
Is this not fantastic? I certainly think so. Call me superstitious, but I like to imagine that maybe Vesta and Howard themselves might have even had a hand in this, and are smiling down from above.
Merry Christmas, everyone, and happy 99th wedding anniversary to Vesta and Howard!
Now that, that I like !
And Renee, I realize you probably don't truly understand that comment but I guarantee you everybody else around here does. Suffice it to say it caries sincere and heartfelt meaning
("Likes" from our Fearless Leader are not lightly given! It is something of an inside joke.)
@lordmarcovan you are The Man!
@lordmarcovan ! Happy Anniversary Howard and Vesta!!
Hey, speaking of family reunions, I didn't expect to see my sister posting here!
Well, I don't know much about coins but I do know a good story when I see it!
And I was the first coin-finder in the family. When I was 3, I dug a hole at the beach and found a shiny quarter in it! But instead of saving it for posterity, I spent it on a pink and white coconut bar.
Another example of the difference between siblings. Your brother would likely still have that quarter.
@lordmarcovan for taking the time and effort to see this through. I, for one, am very proud of you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I remember that freaky incident. She dug down and there was a quarter right there, dead center in the hole, as if by magic. A quarter was still actually something worthwhile to us at the time.
(Not being partial to pink and white coconut bars myself, I had forgotten that latter part of the story.)
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