Friday, May 16, 2008
back then verdun times a young verduner getting a nickel from his mom, dad
uncle was a treat, you go over to the corner store and look at the front counter
lots of candies, 2 for 1 cent lets see what can remember, j jubes, green leafs
black babies, little bags of chips for 2 cents, after the store owner gets fed up with your time picking which candy you wanted, it was handed to you in a little brown paper bag, yes 5 cents was a lot of paying power.
today a nickel can't buy a slice of bread, also soon the nickel will be made of steel
not to forget the penny this year is the last year in canada for making a the copper
penny, the usa will make there penny out of steel also.
ther cost of mining for nickel and copper is very expensive also the metal
copper and steel.