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When he got sober, he understood the value of certain experiences

One afternoon, in the days after Christmas in 2006, my family and I went to visit my brother on his birthday. My six-year-old son and his three younger cousins were having a good time and wanted to watch a movie together in the play room.

As I was trying to set up a portable DVD player for the children, my hand came across a small object hidden from view under the television stand. I picked it up and discovered that it was a rather large coin, the likes of which I had never seen before. It was made of heavy brass and had some writing on it.

On one side of the coin was a... Login to read more
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