Italian currency

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My family is from Italy. My grandparents came on a boat to america for what most people came for: a new beginning. They came here with only a small amount of Lire in their pockets. Plus they didn't even know the language of what people get around by.  Anyway that’s not my story. My story is about Lire.  Lire are what currency they had in Italy before euro was made (Euro is the current currency in italy). My object is obsolete (which means that you can’t use it). Lire come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, paper bills or metal coins.My artifact is important to me since it is from Italy, which is where my grandparents are from.  I learned that Lire is important since it reminds me of when it used to be used and why it was used.I wish I was alive when Lire was in use so I could actually go to the store and buy something, also I could have experienced the change in the currency system.

Place(s): Italy

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Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant