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Pieces of Italy

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Revenant

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My wife and I are coming up on a pretty significant day for us and I've joked that it caps off a sequence of special Fridays.

12/25 - Christmas

1/1 - New Year's Day

1/8 - The NGC/PMG Awards announcement

1/15 - Our 5th Wedding Anniversary.

One of the things my wife has talked very fondly of the entire time I've known her is her memories of the time they spent in Italy when she was young.

I was finishing up putting her father's old coin bag in flips today (I'll have to work on labeling all of them later, but they're in flips now) and I couldn't help but smile at all of the Italian ones in particular because Italy always brings a smile to her face.

I got her a full set of Italian Crystal glassware for Christmas - Champagne flutes, wine glasses, highball glasses, double old fashioned glasses - all in the same pattern. She's been rather happy, using the Champagne flutes to make us Mimosas and using the new wine glasses for wine at dinner and after the kids are in bed. She's really excited to have the champagne flutes for NYE.

She really wants to make a trip there with me one of these days and so we'll have to make that happen one day.

A gold Italian 20 Lira from the 19th Century is high on the list of coins I want to add to my world gold collection for this same reason.

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I couldn't help but chuckle, seeing the awards announcement ranking right up there with Christmas and your anniversary.

I am glad your family is doing so well. After what you guys have been through, you deserve some good times.

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50 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

I couldn't hep but chuckle, seeing the awards announcement ranking right up there with Christmas and your anniversary.

I am glad your family is doing so well. After what you guys have been through, you deserve some good times.

Yeah... Pretty tongue-in-cheek to list it but it bridges the gap between New Year's Day and the Anniversary so I'll take it!

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I recommend a trip to Italy as I have visited Rome and northern Italy for work reasons many times (do not try and drive in Rome though:S) although holidays tend to be in the south around Naples - we usually stay in the hills surrounding Sorrento and it has absolutely nothing to do with my interest in the coins of Napoleonic Italy or the relationship of the area to the French and Spanish, they still seem very fond of these periods of their history. You will need to resist the urge to start collecting ancients and this becomes much more difficult following trips to Pompei, the islands etc - the kids like running up and down Vesuvius although several times in one day is more than enough.xD

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17 hours ago, ColonialCoinsUK said:

You will need to resist the urge to start collecting ancients and this becomes much more difficult following trips to Pompei,

I already want to collect ancients. I just haven't gotten around to it.

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