Not much time this week to write my diary. I did have a meeting of my Northern Virginia numismatic social group, Nummis Nova. Eric Schena delighted me with a gift of two different examples of "Floyd Hours" notes, an alternate currency from Floyd, VA. He's tracked these down and is trying to schedule time with one of the creators of the notes to document their history.
On a non-numismatic note, I took my son Tyler and his grandfather to see "42" Saturday night - the new biopic about baseball player Jackie Robinson. All three of us would highly recommend it. Harrison Ford is unrecognizable as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers owner who signed Robinson as the first black player in the major leagues. Ford channels Burgess Meredith with a gravelly voice and perpetual cigar. Yet he doesn't steal the show because the entire cast is awesome. Trust me - there will be a slew of Academy Award nominations for this film next year. At the end our audience broke into spontaneous applause, a rare event these days.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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