Couple of Speedbumps of Late...

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W.K.F.

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Hello Collectors,

I have been outta pocket for a bit as when you’re 65, you don’t do, look, or act like a “65” should. Feel like more of an au-55 at best. And I’m not talking about the age. Talking about the body grade. 

I had a skateboard accident recently  and was prodded to take a trip to ER the next day by my girlfriend. Against my wishes of course. She actually witnessed the crash. Said I appeared to be airborne for minutes. Like a typical stupid guy, I turned down her offer for a ride back to the house a quarter mile away. Only broke my shades, and a small cut over the left eye. What followed was CT and X-ray of my whole left side. Partially dislocated shoulder. Three bruised ribs. One cracked rib. And lastly with the concussion, they found a five mm aneurism that had just begun to leak.

Lisa actually saved my life. So glad I’m still here to continue to blow money on this crazy wonderful hobby of kings.

Oh, and also my daughter in NYC gave birth to my twin grandsons one week ago Friday night 7/5/19. I’ve had a bunch going on and I’m just glad to be alive and be in Florida.

None of this is about coins except the pic. Thank you for your patience. This is a coin from my favorite branch mint in the ten dollar series. 1854-O Small Date.  And one that is closer to my body grade than a “65”. Yea... sure.. XF-45  is about my top condition. Compared to my age. Some luster still remains on this 165 year old ten. Also is a coin minted in the south 100 years before my birth year. And once I get these NGC tens in one place, get my decent photos, then back on here they will go. 

Until then...

Last but not least, I’d like to thank all of you that have messaged me, on a post or two of late. Also the comments here. I’m loving hearing from each of you. You that I knew from 2008 onward, along with the new young guns.

Keep this great thing going!!!

Happy Collecting!

kerry

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Whew, that was a close call! I'm so glad that you're still here posting your insights. Congratulations on the twins! I have a friend who says that we should listen to our bodies, pretty good advice especially when it determines the difference between life and death!

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7 minutes ago, gherrmann44 said:

Whew, that was a close call! I'm so glad that you're still here posting your insights. Congratulations on the twins! I have a friend who says that we should listen to our bodies, pretty good advice especially when it determines the difference between life and death!

Well said Gary. Well said indeed. And thx on the congrats. I’m gonna try to plan a trip to Manhattan when things calm down a bit. And maybe try to coincide it with a trip same time, to the Windy City. I got this bud of mine that’s gonna be speaking at the ANA.

We’ll see huh? All the best to you and yours Gary!

may see ya soon? You take care!

 

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Hey Kerry,

In my younger days, I had my share of skateboard accidents myself....they can mess you up for sure!  However, if there was ever a fortunate skateboard accident, it sounds like you just had it.  It's good they caught that aneurysm, as I'm sure I don't even need to say here.  And, congrats on the grandbabies!  It'll definitely be fun for you to take a trip and meet them.  I'm always excited to meet new babies.....I just love them, even if they don't really do much for the first little while.  It's still amazing to have contact with and interact with new little life forms.

Glad you're still with us and in one piece.  And be sure to take Lisa out for a nice dinner ;)

~Tom

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3 hours ago, Mohawk said:

Hey Kerry,

In my younger days, I had my share of skateboard accidents myself....they can mess you up for sure!  However, if there was ever a fortunate skateboard accident, it sounds like you just had it.  It's good they caught that aneurysm, as I'm sure I don't even need to say here.  And, congrats on the grandbabies!  It'll definitely be fun for you to take a trip and meet them.  I'm always excited to meet new babies.....I just love them, even if they don't really do much for the first little while.  It's still amazing to have contact with and interact with new little life forms.

Glad you're still with us and in one piece.  And be sure to take Lisa out for a nice dinner ;)

~Tom

Thanks Tom. That was great. Everything but the part about having to eat crow, because Lisa is usually right about this kinda stuff. And I’m usually not. Very fortunate to have had her aboard. Dr said it cud have popped in hours or as much as two - three days? Would not have waited a week before it blew. Wheww. More scary now than when it happened almost a month ago. And it definitely wasn’t caused by the spill he said. So yea, very blessed, and lucky. A lot more going on, than meets the eye, lots of the time. I’m already back in the water surfing though. Got a little storm in the gulf and its sending a little southeast swell our way, on the east coast of FL. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! And... I got a platinum coil inserted via my femoral artery, into that aneurysm, in my brain. Pretty dam cool, the procedure they have now for what use to be actual brain surgery.

 Lisa is being spoiled. It’s never been a time in my life, until now, that I could say... this person saved my life. I probably would not have gone to get checked? Meanwhile, back at the ranch... on my other exciting front,  I’m gonna let things calm down in NYC before I go up to see the boys. I shud wait til they’re crawling around really. Right? But I’ll head up that way in August, as this summer, on August 17th is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. I was there last year for the 49th anniversary, at a private Jackson Brown concert at “The Barn”. (my first time) and think I can kill three birds here?  by first, a trip to see the boys. Then a trip to Woodstock. And thirdly, hopefully... a trip to be in Chicago for the ANA show mid August. Then back to FL. 

ROAD TRIP!!! (in several planes, and a pile of Uber’s, actually) lol  

We’ll see I guess?

Take care Tom ! Thank you for the note.

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