Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Love of Money, Part II

I was very briefly on television at the coin show on Saturday!  Channel 11 came by to interview coin club members, and the producer found my display of “1,000 Years of English Money” to be photogenic.  One question I was asked, “Do other collectors share your interest in medieval English coins?”  And, caught unprepared, I blurted the truth, “No, and that’s a good thing, because it leaves more of them for me.”  LOL!

Here’s a picture of me being interviewed.

The show was great fun, as always.  The variety of money on sale at the show was mind-boggling.  There was a bucket of Peace Dollars, badly worn or damaged, your choice for seventeen dollars.  There was a Harold II (medieval English king) for eight thousand dollars.  And the Harold was not at all the most expensive coin for sale, nor the Peace Dollars the least costly.  An artisan from the Society for Creative Anachronism came to the show and sat hammering aluminum roundels into coins to demonstrate how money was made in England until around 1600.

Friday I am going to have that painful right knee “aspirated” to remove some of the fluid accumulating in it.  I hope it reduces the pain and  presume the result will be closely examined to see if it contains bacteria.

Speaking of the Society for Creative Anachronism, the local small publisher who brought out a new edition of Murder At the War is looking for a reader to help her turn the book into an audio version. That first novel of mine certainly has legs!


Linda O. Johnston said...

Congrats on your interview--and how fun that you told the truth!

Betty Hechtman said...

Cool that you were interviewed. Hope all goes well with your knee. How nice that your book has such legs.

Monica Ferris said...

If I'd been forewarned that he was going to ask that, I'd've come up with something nicer, but not as much fun. You're right Betty, it's great that MATW keeps selling and selling. Now if only someone in Hollywood would discover it . . . Well, maybe not, hearing the scary stories about what Hollywood can do to a good book.