Finding the value in everyday things

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I saved them because while they seem worthless to most today, they meant so much to my grandparents. During their day you could actually purchase something for a penny or two. A stick of candy for one cent. They daily paper for two cents.

Then there’s the color of the penny. A beautiful copper that makes it stand out from the rest. The rugged face of the sixteenth present. In God We Trust and E Pluribus Unum. They all mean something.

Is anything built to last? Is anything worth keeping, fixing, and ultimately believing in? I think so.

At my new place, I have a garage full of boxes with everyday things. The things mom liked, and so did grandma. The things they said were important, even if they looked like they weren’t.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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