Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The tale of the commemorative coin

What would a national tragedy be without a commemorative coin to remember it by?

Think of it as a teaching tool.

Many, many years from now, you can show it to your grandchildren.

"What's that Grandpa?"

"Oh, that's my 911 coin."

"What do you do with it?"

"I just look at it. Up on there on the mantle."


"Well, it's a long story, but it's kind of a way to remember the day America was attacked, which led us to invade a country called Iraq."

"Why did Iraq attack us?"

"They didn't. Some other bad guys did."

"Why did we invade Iraq?"

"Oh, it's a long story. There were a lot of different reasons."

"Did we win?"

"Well, we restored democracy there."

"So that was good, huh, Grandpa?"

"Well, now they're run by a group called the Shia. They don't much like us."

"Why did we help get them elected then?"

"You ask a lot of question. Anyone ever tell you that?"

"I'm sorry."

"Don't be sorry, son. Some day you'll have this coin so you can show your grandson."

"What should I tell him about it?"

"Oh, I don't know. Tell him it's a long story, and that it's why America is still in debt to the Chinese. If he doesn't understand it, tell him he asks too many questions." Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah say boy, dontcha know that asking them kind of questions can getcha accused of treason??