As I opened my eyes, I was dizzy and confused; my familiar world was gone. My computer had disappeared, my bright desk lamp was now an oil lantern and the TV had vanished! As I tried to digest what I saw, it became clear. While holding the penny tightly and closing my eyes, I had traveled back in time. I didn’t know if it was an overactive imagination or the traumatic experience of the Ferris wheel, but somehow, I had journeyed to 1909 – and had brought my family with me.