It’s Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Here’s a little thingie I made some years ago, ostensibly to help teach my great-nephew — then a pre-schooler or just starting kindergarten — about American coinage. (The original reads “In [my great-nephew’s name] We Trust”; I’ve blurred his name for privacy purposes.)
But it really stemmed from an occasion when we were at a restaurant and he was utterly scandalized, even at that young age, that I was drawing cartoon [= fake!] money on the placemat with crayons. I think he was both horrified and thrilled at the prospect of me being hauled away by G-men right in front of him.
Certainly not the most sophisticated artwork I’ve ever done, but it still makes me smile.
My great-nephew, by the way, is about to graduate from college; he is a bona fide physics genius, and will be attending graduate school to do whatever alarming things advanced physicists get up to. I can take no credit for his smarts, but can possibly claim kudos for his ability to identify U.S. currency.
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