Scene – Mom gives Lily a shiny 2010 penny. It’s bright, it’s copper, it’s clean and shiny. Lily loves it and shows it to Dad.
Lily: Daddy, look at this shiny penny that Mom gave me. (over excited)
Matt: (pulls out an old penny from pocket) See how this penny is dark? That’s what happens to copper when it gets older. If we waited long enough it would turn green. (goes into this whole thing about oxidation and petina) – (but do we really want to get into that?)
Matt: (points to old penny) when they first built the Statue of Liberty, this is what she looked like.
Lily: She was a MAN!!