So, yesterday, as change for some coffee, I received four cents. As I enjoyed my coffee, I played with my pennies as I often do, unfortunately misplacing two. But as I later made my way back to my car, I took a look at the two that were left.
The years are 2003 and 1923. Not only is 1923 the oldest cent I have received in quite a long while, but, as you may notice, the two cents, which I was lucky to still possess, were produced exactly 80 years apart. 80 years ago this month, in June 1928 (thanks, Wikipedia!), Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean. But that's not the whole story. On the exact same day, June 13, one year earlier in 1927, Charles Lindbergh received his tickertape parade in New York City. But wait, there's more! In 1928, 80 years ago, on July 27th (notice, 27), Radclyffe Hall published The Well of Loneliness!
I don't think I need to point out what all this means. Coincidence? I think
(I thought of subtitling this piece Damn you Wikipedia!, but couldn't really find a way to work it in. Oh, snap, I just did. I also happen to think this is perfecetly acceptable posting after nothing for a month. Um, ...really?)