|I used to be redeemable for silver!|
'Yenom' was what my dad (yours, too?) used to call money. It was a funny-sounding word and he usually said it, somehow, by exaggerating both syllables. I wonder how long it took me as a kid to realise that he was only saying 'money' backwards.
I have a wee collection of old 'yenom' amassed over 20 years of working in the service industry. You'd think I'd have more old bills, really, but I actually have only a handful dating from both 1950 and 1957, to be exact. Maybe they printed a mass of bills those two years and that would explain why more than a few landed in my hands? -don't know. The two dollar bills in my mini-collection all come from 1976 and specifically from my grandma who used to give me one, two-dollar bill each year upon my arrival of my 2-week visit to Paradise, CA. during the summer.
|I'm still in circulation!|
|I'm still worth five dollars!|
|No 'In God We Trust' on me!|
|The woman at TD Bank thought I was counterfeit!|