14 Nov 2008


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My mother's sister had married an American from Madison/Wisc. in 1950. They didn't have children and I was sort of daughter to them. They invited us for the first time to the States in 1971 (I wrote a post about that here) and in the 80 and 90th we have been often in Madison and had always combined our holidays with 2 weeks travelling through the States.

These coins she had sent us in 1976 and 1986. They are in silver and were issued for the respective anniversaries. Of course as always when I want to take a picture, Rosie has to check on what I am doing !


From tomorrow afternoon on I will be in Egypt for 2 weeks and will write from there as soon as I find the internet connection ! Hopefully it will work at least decently !


Anonymous said...

Nice coinage! I wonder if my son has the ones from 1986 as he was born that year.
Have a great trip!

Carrie said...

How nice that you have these special gifts.

Have a great trip to Egypt!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Gattina, nice coin collection. I see Rosie is the Inspector of your home...Isn't it funny how when you put things out to take pictures for your blog, your Inspector always shows up to check things out??
Love, Ann

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What special gifts! Enjoy your time in Egypt! We'll "see" you when you return. Silly Rosie, she has to inspect everything to be sure everything is just right. lol

Anonymous said...

Very special coins!!
Rosie just wanted to make sure you have a nicer composition, that happens when she is in the picture :)
Have a safe trip and a wonderful vacation. Hope you get your internet connection soon to read about your adventures under the sun!

Kathy said...

Great collectable coins. Gosh, how nice to spend two weeks in Egypt...enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Coins are nice momentoes of places and occasions. My son had quite a nice collection until one of my foster children decided to help himself. He opened ucirculated coins and spent them.

Another holiday on the Red Sea. Lucky you.

Merle said...

Dear Gattina ~~ You sure have lots of coins there. Thank you for your comments. I had a really nice time with Peter and Warren. They were
here for a week, so must have enjoyed it too,
Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hey....you can't blame Rosie for wanting in the photos...she's picture perfect!

The coins are super.

My show n tell this week is all Thanksgiving ---come by if you can find time...won't you?

Happy weekend!

Melli said...

Dennis' parents and brother had collected a LOT of those coin sets! I don't know what we're going to DO with them all... right now they are in a box in the basement. LOL!

I knew it! They lie! That SEA looks very BLUE to me!

BECKY said...

What great coins. My brother's got some commeorative coins from when the U.S. landed on the moon...I hope they still have them. My Dad collected coins for quite awhile.
WOW! Egypt!! Have a great trip!
Blessings, Becky

Missy Wertz said...

Nice collection!

Carmen said...

Cats always have to be in the middle of everything, no?

I had a question for you. I'm trying to line up sites to visit on my virtual book tour. :) The book should be out in December, and I'd just like to "travel" to different sites. You can interview me, I can guest blog, you can think of something else you'd like to do? :)

I'm trying to "travel" the world, hit as many countries and states as I can. Would you be interested in participating?

Being Mrs Miles said...

oh PLEASE can we come with you - Egypt looks exciting!

The coins are a treasure for sure, and I got a giggle seeing kitty 'counting your cash' LOL!

Thanks for sharing today

Grandma Faith said...

Your coins are very nice. Have a wonderful time in Egypt.

Anonymous said...

Those coins are fantastic, suits with a fantastic cat to go with them :-)

I hope you'll have a wonderful time in the sun and warmth and I'm so envious, since it's keep raining and raining over here. But they say it will be sun tomorrow and I really hope they're right for once!

Jientje said...

Enjoy your stay in Egypt!!
You don't need anyone to carry your suitcase by any chance?

Michelle said...

What great treasures to have! Have a great time in Egypt!

Carla said...

I recognize these coins:), I LOVE Rosie! Have fun in Egypt:)

Nola said...

Gattina, Enjoy your trip. I love it that Rosie wants in on the photoshoot! My kitties are like that, too.

Anonymous said...

Nice collection! Ichance you have to travel in a such marvelous land! I hope you'll have the connection in a short time! Can't wait to read your last egypt adventures!

Susie Homemaker said...

Nice coin collection...thanks for sharing! Cute kitty too!

Warm Wishes,

Dr.John said...

My son lives in Madison.
Have a great time in Egypt.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time in Egypt. Sounds wonderful.

My grandmother used to collect coins and as kids we'd love looking through them. You took me on a small trip down memory lane there. :)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful collection, Gattina! I hope you have a great time on your trip!