Category Archives: Relationships

In The Midst of Chaos

There are quite a few advantages that do mange to come out of coming from a large family that I never would have thought of when growing up in the midst of all the chaos that went on back in the “good old days”  One of the good things that is extremely helpful in all of our later years in life is to be able to call on the services and expertise that everyone has gotten into over the years.

We have a wide variety of professions spread out around the ever growing family but we have never had an attorney in the family, which certainly would have come in handy a plenty through out the years. Not that we have a lot of criminals in the family but there are plenty of times that legal issues have come and inevitably will come up in the future that certainly warranted the need for a good quality attorney. So when the announcement came that one of my nephews has decided to pursue the legal profession up in Cincinnati, Ohio the whole family felt the need to celebrate before he heads off to college in just a few months. So come Labor Day weekend as many family members that can manage to gather themselves up and make trip will hopefully send him off to law school in style! Looks like I need to start finding the perfect gift for the occasion. Labor Day weekend will be here in no time flat.

No Fooling Around

Yesterday was April Fools Day and I was worried that the day was going to bring some wacky and unusual pranks around my work place. I mean people have been talking it up for the past week or so, so I figured that at least one person was up to something for the day. In a way I was disappointed and in another I am grateful, ya know what I mean?

Hooked on books

Just recently a friend of mine decided that he wanted to do a book exchange program with me. Seems that I have a lot of books he would like to read and he has a lot of books that he thinks I should read. So he started bringing the books that he’s read that belong to him, and then he picks one of my books that he wants to read. So far it has worked out pretty well; he’s returned every book he borrowed from me, and I’ve returned every book that I’ve borrowed from him. So far the books he has recommended have been interesting to read.

Tips for Starting a Coin Collection

Whether inspired after a gift or discovery of a rare coin, starting a coin collection is both enjoyable and monetarily rewarding. The right coins will become an investment, increasing value over the years. To begin looking for local rare coins, you’ll need the right tools, mindset and research to discover the right coins for your collection. Coin collectors must be able to differentiate minute details to determine rare collectables, while negotiating with vendors on price.

1.) Focus on collecting the coins that you like, not just their value. Just like stocks, their value fluctuates with the market and availability. Experienced collectors recognize that focusing on value over enjoyment will lead to disappointment. Researching values can add to an educational aspect, but only purchase coins that spark your interest.

2.) Much like with any project, set goals. Even if you’ve begun an eclectic collection built on coins that struck your eye, you can create direction from each by focusing on patterns for a more complete project. Furthermore, when you meet these goals you’ll find even more enjoyment from your hobby.

3.) Build relationships with dealers; the effect is two-fold. You’ll not only receive honest service, but will receive notification when they locate a coin for which you’ve been seeking.

Independence Day

Independence Day (free clip art)

Independence Day (free clip art)

I caught my mother off-guard today when I asked her this question: “Do they have the 4th of July in England?” She looked at me with a confused expression on her face, then replied “no.” I laughed at her and told her “Of course they do, Mom! They just don’t celebrate it like us Americans do!”

I don’t usually get the better of her…… That was funny!