$3.00 Worth of Adventure
by Curt Ladnier
Okay, I'm just going to say it ... history is cool. And it's all around us, if we open our eyes to it. I'm not talking about history of the high school text book variety -- Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941; the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognized women's right to vote; that sort of thing. All of that is awesome, too, but it's so big that it's almost abstract. History with a capital H. I'm talking about the little fragments of history that wander through our lives almost daily, unnoticed because at first glance they seem so commonplace.
So my three dollar investment at the secondhand shop turned out to yield a huge dividend -- a personal adventure. The discovery of a couple's wedding day preserved on acetate is minor in the grand scheme of things, but it's something I never expected. And for at least a little while it will remind me that history is all around us. Maybe not the world-changing, forever-studied History with a capital H, but history all the same. And if you keep your eyes open, it could lead you on an adventure, too.
|The host of BRIDE AND GROOM, John Nelson, has the groom hold the microphone as he gets to kiss the bride, first.|
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