...in the middle of an insanely bad week, I got a package messenger'd to my house... somewhere around 05/01/01.. I don't have he specific date, the week sucked, I don't remember which day it was.
Special note: the envelope contained one of those plastic easter eggs, and in that I found the penny and the note and the rock. But the egg is pretty much unscannable. The rock I haven't gotten around to yet.
Re. the Hebrew note - this is (the first line?) from verse 8 of Psalm 42. The whole verse reads "The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life." However, the vowel points appear to be differently placed in the version that I checked.
I know this is late but I saw the 1935 penny and couldn't help but think of American history. 1935 was in the middle of the great depression, a few interesting things happened that year. First, a big one, the Social Security Act of 1935 was created. Along with that was The Wagner Act of 1935, which gave workers the legal right to unionize. The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was created, it was a federation of unions pretty much designed to get more workers rights, it disbanded in 1955. Plus, this interesting fact, Joseph Patrick Kennedy (previous Wall street insider) resigned the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) (more searching found out he was the First Chairman). Joseph was the father of the very well know John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy (both assassined), and Edward Moore Kennedy (better known as Ted). This brings up the Lincoln/Kennedy, Kennedy/Lincoln secretary connection (from the penny). Another note of interest is Joseph Kennedy help persuade Roosevelt to stay out of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)by saying American Catholics sided with Franciso Franco (I added the last part due to the high about of biblical references of the puzzles). Just another shot in the dark, but hey why not.