Earlier this week, BratzBasher walked through the front door after school twenty minutes later than usual. Before I could get my hug, she dragged me into the front room to look out the window.
Mom: What am I looking at?
BratzBasher: It’s right there. Oh no! It’s ear fell off!
BB: Wait. No, it didn’t. It’s right there.
Mom: Where? Where am I supposed to be looking?
BB: It’s right at the bottom of the tree.
Mom: Which one? Oh. Oh! How cute! I’m taking pictures.
She made me my very own snow bunny with leaf ears, pebble eyes, and a sweet gum ball tail (or, as we call it, a poinky ball). It’s almost melted away now, but I have pictures!
Anyway…it’s been almost a month since the last (first, actually) Question of the Day. Maybe I should start calling it Question of the Month. Today’s question — or tomorrow’s if you’re reading this at a reasonable hour of the day — was inspired by an interesting tidbit I learned at JET today. The people of Tajikistan are very dedicated to preserving their history and culture. One historian has been elevated to the status of having his face featured on one denomination of the country’s currency. Other famous Tajiks who share this honor include literary figures and…oh, darn — I forget what else. The point is, there are no politicians on the money. I said to BratzBasher, “That would be like England putting Shakespeare on their pound notes instead of the Queen.” We tried to think of who might be chosen to appear on U. S. currency if we did it that way here. The first person that came to mind was Mark Twain.
Excluding politicians, whom do you think we should put on our money?