March 2, 2008
He collects them, those souvenir pennies with the imprint on them. ďCan I have fifty one cents?Ē He even has a book to keep them in. Jaxonís Ice Cream to Universal Studios. In California once, while he was busy with one of the machines, Maryanne told me the pennies that come out arenít the pennies you put in. They arenít even real pennies. Apparently that would be defacing American currency and thatís illegal. Theyíre just smushed pieces of copper. I donít have the heart to tell him. He always asks for the shiniest penny. I hope he never finds out.