I used a silver dollar as a ball marker on the golf course todaySubmitted by No.7 on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 23:58
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)
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.