Route 66 Buzz-Stash Away One Lincoln Penny A Day

Grandpa, living in his farm along Route 66 in Duquesne, handed me a penny. I was five and the shiny copper he said was showing me Abraham Lincoln. He told me our sixteenth president stood for liberty and that word was written beside him. And above he said was written In God We Trust. On the other side was written E Pluribus Unum, the Latin phrase meaning Out of Many, One. So, out of the original thirteen colonies emerged one single new nation.

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Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer

Rick Hammer was born in Joplin, Missouri along Route 66, schooled in Saint Paul, Minnesota at Macalester College. Writing has driven him to 16 countries.