Today Joel had to go to Lowes to pick up some tin that he had ordered. I went with him and so did the twins. Hudson found a penny in the back seat and of course, Denton had to have one too. So Joel and I dug around in the front for loose change.
Denton wound up with a quarter, a dime and a penny.
Hudson wound up with a quarter, a nickel and a penny. I helped them to add up their change. Hudson didn’t like it that Denton had five more cents than he did, but I assured him that his nickel was much larger in size than Denton’s dime and that seemed to make him happy.
Then Hudson said, “Is this a quartiger?” “A what?”, I asked. “A quartiger.” I looked and said, “No, that’s a picture of a bear on your quarter.” Then he noticed that the bear had a fish in it’s mouth. I said, “Let me look at your quarter and see which state it represents.” I told him that it represented the state of Alaska. Excitedly, he said, “Wow, this quarter is worth Alaska! I’m going to Alaska!”
As you know, in seven weeks I will be in Alaska. I bought my plane ticket in October. I sure wish I had known about that quarter back then!