Birthday Surprises

Of course Historiauntie delivered some totally cool presents for my birthday! She found some more things that belonged to my Grandpa. A navy joke book (I think I'll have to share some of them with you in the future!) and a book on semaphore signaling.

Wanna know what was also really cool?! She gave me a stick pin that had a piece of mined gold on the top. My great, great, great grandpa mined it in Yreka.

I'm probably lying about the great, great, great part....the good news is that she wrote it all down for me so I can look it up when I get home!

If you ask me, having a piece of mined gold that's been passed down through the generations means you're a bonafide American. So it's official! I'm no longer a fake American!