Inflated Nickels

      Well, it’s Monday again. Doesn’t that just bite your a$$? So, I think we should lighten up to start the work week a little, don’t you? The following is the story of inflation and how $383.50 sounds like plenty of money to go out and celebrate your 21st birthday, doesn’t it? Huh? But let us remember what kind of real money that was 21 years ago, and by extension we must question the real value of $383.50,(I did the math based on 365 + 5 days for leap years x 21 x .o5) 21 years hence..What kind of a party will that afford you? Only time will tell!

     Have a “funday” Monday,


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Inflated Nickels

If a nickel a day

you put away

and start

when you are a baby.

Then when you reach twenty-one

and go out for some fun

you may afford a drink or two.



Jack Downing

Apr. 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Inflated Nickels

  1. This was such a beautuful coin but did not wear well

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