Wednesday, October 02, 2019
The Way We Were Wednesdays - Angus Stamp and Coins
When I was about ten years old I started collecting coins. My parents gave me a couple of Whitman Coin Albums for Christmas one year, I figured out that older coins were more valuable than shiny new ones, and that coins are wonderful little pieces of sculpture.
When we started spending winters in Titusville, Florida there was a shopping mall between the High School and the condo. The mall had a coin shop and a camera shop. I was in heaven. The coin shop was owned by an older couple, kind of their retirement project. Her name was Ann, his was Gus, the shop was Angus Stamp and Coin, combining their names. I am not very good at remembering names, but this simple mnemonic worked, and 45 years later I remember their names.
This is a scan of a slide I took, with the first 35mm SLR that I bought at the camera shop in the mall. I was in heaven.
Are you good at remembering names?