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I used a silver dollar as a ball marker on the golf course today

I decided to pull a cull Morgan dollar out of my bag yesterday as I made another deposit into my savings account. I put it in my golf bag to use as a ball marker. I honestly did this because I get superstitious on the golf course and decided I needed a new lucky ball marker. I've been using a 'Gentleman Jack' ball marker but I used a mercury dime in all my high school golf matches. I made some putts today so for now like the Morgan better.

What I didn't expect is the conversation the dollar would strike in our foursome. The initial conversation started something like this,
Player A: "What do you reckon that dollar is worth son?"
Me: "Less today than yesterday, around $17 bucks in silver"
Player A: "Yeah the markets all dropped today too"
Me: "And the dollar went up"
Player A: "It's something else ain't it?"
Me: "I read that it might be deflation" (Thanks Nystrom! http://www.dailypaul.com/144648#comment-3110236)

BOOM!

The other two guys jumped in and we talked about gold, silver, honest money, the Fed, Government scandals, SHTF preparations, nullification, and I even got to pull my Constitution out of my pocket to show the men that Federal Reserve notes are "Bills of Credit" and really are unconstitutional. I played pitifully but it was a fantastic round of golf. I thoroughly enjoyed discussing all this in the open with acquaintances and strangers. I think all four of us learned something and taught one another something.

Here I am looking out of place at the golf course with my dirty work clothes, sweaty T shirt, messy hair and unshaven face talking economics with the big wig Executive types and I actually taught them something. It was an awesome feeling to know that other people are somewhat awake and that I could share new information to wise people with much more knowledge than me.

I'm going to keep using that dollar as a ball marker. It might be the perfect sound money conversation starter.




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We will win...

Opening minds one by one...Good on you!

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

THAT'S AWESOME

Good for you! Thanks for sharing. It must have been a great feeling.

Cool...

...but you're going to end up having to move that marker a lot due to its size.

There ain't no putting over a silver dollar!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

I do this too. I carry a well

I do this too. I carry a well worn 1913 Barber half (yes, 1913 was chosen on purpose.). Always good for a conversation when somebody notices it.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

1964-1965

I personally carry a 1964 quarter as well as a 1965 and I have those I show it to see what's the difference until the reveal. Old timers know the 1964 is silver and most of my peers know that there's a difference but can't pin point the metal. It's defiantly a great way to start a conversation regarding precious metals. It also fun to whip out the 100 trillion Zimbabwe dollar and see people's reaction.

fireant's picture

Pretty cool.

Next time, try using a gold eagle and see what conversation transpires! :)
(I'm a swing junkie; practice every day,don't play, but may again)

Undo what Wilson did

No.7's picture

Lol I don't want to get beat up

If I had a gold eagle it sure wouldn't come close to the golf course lol.

I'm about the opposite, I play once or twice a week but I rarely practice. I played throughout high school just about every day because it was free then, but now I just play the weekly scrambles and points games for fun.

I would benefit from more time on the practice green though, that's where all the strokes are at.

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

Using a gold eagle coin is about the only way I'll get to say...

..."I had an eagle playing golf today!"

Actually, I got a hole in one once, so technically that's an eagle.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul