College graduation gift from an old girlfriend....
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After watching "Castaway" last night, I was compelled to dig this up. I found it after some searching, packed away securely in an old box. It's a 'Standard' hunt-case pocket watch, 16 size. The year was 1977 (My gosh, that's 39 years !). I graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in education. When I went into school, four years earlier, they were screaming for teachers. When I came out, I wasn't needed.

I remember that girlfriend fondly, she was special, and she thought I would love this watch. She was right, I did.

Well, I ended up in the coin business, and had to spend a lot of time on the road to make it work. Sure enough, somebody took that girl away from me. But I still have the watch, and it runs great !

Does anyone else still remember a their graduation gifts ? Were any numismatically related ?

Paul

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I used to give out morgan dollars as both graduation gifts and wedding gifts. I would give ones that were 100 years old. However that only worked until 2004 (1904) and I stopped doing it. For weddings I would give 2. I suppose that in 2021 (1921) I can start back.

 

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Hundred year old dollars are fabulous gifts. 2021 will be here before you know it....as you say.....

When I was in grammar school, we had a Monsignor at the school that gave silver dollars out to kids with 'A''s on their report cards. This was the early 60's, dollars were face, but a dollar was a lot of money. You're talking 20 full size candy bars.

I have some grammar school friends that still have those dollars from Msgr. Hennesey....

 

Paul

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At "the Dollar Store" assuming they had an astute cashier I bet those students that still have Monsignor Hennesey's silver dollars could still get 20 full size candy bars for each of them.

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At "the Dollar Store" assuming they had an astute cashier I bet those students that still have Monsignor Hennesey's silver dollars could still get 20 full size candy bars for each of them.

 

How true.......Funny how real money works.....

 

Paul

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5 hours ago, Mucend said:

Cool that you graduated from this college. I am also a teacher and, frankly, i have heard a lot about this college. This college does graduate cool specialists because in your college, unlike where i studied, and unlike most colleges in USA, the teachers are very strict. I heard that teachers do not even allow you to buy homework from professional services  🖌 because they believe that it harms not only the level of education of graduates, but also discipline. We certainly didn't have that. And it's good that i went to college where the teachers were much less principled.

Is there not some software to block these spambots from posting this stupid stuff?

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