2nd Anniversary two dollar bill
Store date: 29 June 1993
Here’s a gift with some real thought and effort behind it: a framed two-dollar bill on the occasion of the store’s second anniversary. This had a place of honor in my office for nearly fifteen years. It was given by friends and store patrons John Falkenberry, Ellen Simonton and Linn Wheelock, a lively trio who, as a group, were a great social support throughout the early years of building the business.
I nearly took the money out of the frame after I scanned this, thinking it could be put to some use. But then I got to thinking about the relative value of two dollars then versus now. I could have purchased two gallons of gasoline with this in 1993, but today it won’t even buy one gallon of gas, or a candy bar at the movie theatre. I wisely reconsidered that its memorial value beneath this inscribed matte is worth much more than 60% of a Snickers.