Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lucky Bucks

Not long after I was born, my great-grandfather Dr. Elbert H. Clarke left me a note -- I note that I still have today. With it, he enclosed two "Lucky Bucks" -- US "silver certificate" dollars which had already, by the 1960's, grown scarce in general circulation. Dr. Clarke was a math professor at Hiram College, as well as a minister, a lecturer on astronomy, a political writer, and a bit of an adventurer (he decided to try out the Alaska Highway for a drive in 1957, just a few years after it was completed). I still keep one of these "Lucky Bucks" with me at all times!

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