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Read some of Elder Gordon B. Hinckley's newswriting from 1936

They came nearly five hundred strong. Every portion of food was served in a piece of yesterday’s newspaper – and paid for with a British copper.

It was the first annual winter social of the British Mission Association, held in Salt Lake City February 28. Into a hall almost too small they poured in a seemingly endless stream. At the door they paid 15 American cents and received in exchange an English penny. Even the feel of the large copper coin was a delight. But the real thrill, bringing to many a sore touch of homesickness, came when the penny was set on a counter between vinegar bottles and salt shakers in exchange for some honest-to-goodness fish and chips.

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