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Of Hamburgers and Gold
July 15, 2013

Life always looks better once I have finished my annual commitment to preparing hamburgers at the annual Iola Old Car Show.

We prepared them outside on very large propane grills that allow us to cook 100 at a time on each side of a double grill.

It is done in direct sunlight, so I wear a large straw hat and slather on the sun block. I seem to have done a pretty good job of preventing sunburn this year.

Because we are outside, those of us on the hamburger crew can get a sense of the crowd passing by and those stopping to eat at picnic tables under a very large tent nearby.

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About the Author
David C. Harper has been a coin collector since 1963. He joined the Krause Publications editorial staff in 1978 and is currently editor of Numismatic News and World Coin News. He also edits two books annually, North American Coins & Prices and Coin Digest. He is the author of the Class of '63 column that runs each week in Numismatic News. His first bylined numismatic article appeared in the June 1971 issue of Coins Magazine and his various Krause Publications assignments included a stint as editor of the magazine 1980-1983. Harper received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1977. He had a double major of journalism and economics.

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