ED FEDORY…FROM RELIC HUNTING TO FARMING
After not hearing from TH’er Ed Fedory in a long, long time, I decided to drop him a line to see what was he was up to. His reply somewhat surprised me….
I assume that you all know who Ed Fedory is but if not he is a very accomplished relic hunter & historian, the author of “Relic Hunter the Book“, “The World of the Relic Hunter” (both published by Whites Electronics), and a long time contributing editor for Western &Eastern Treasures.
While I find it somewhat sad that Ed is no longer out there detecting and sharing his love of history, I do understand and in many ways envy his situation. You can often get caught up in something that consumes you to the point where everything else takes a back seat. It seems that Ed is doing what he loves, and knowing him I have no doubt that he is one helluva farmer.
If you do not have Ed’s books in your treasure hunting library I would highly recommend you add them. Well written, informative and best of all, terrific reads.
And Ed, nobody knows better than I that getting old does indeed suck, but the alternative is not that great either. Happy hunting (for eggs that is) and stay in touch.
(Top photo courtesy of Dick Tichian)
RED BARON, WHERE ARE YOU?
I was reading one of the recent TH’ing magazines and it suddenly dawned on me that most all of the detectors on the market today have names like CTX, GTA, ATX, Omega, E-Trac, MXT, V3I and on and on. What the hell happened to Red Baron, Wildcat, Judge, Groundhog, Chief, Goldmaster and Mustang? Yeah I know I am looking at this with old eyes and a little sentimentality, but I sure miss those kind of names, and come on, with the cost of today’s high end detectors we could have models like the “Marriage Buster”, the “Deep Divorce Pro” or the “Alimony Ace” and if you wanted to brag to your buddies there could be “The Mistress”.
“Yeah, didn’t catch the football game…was out all day with my Mistress…”
All kidding aside, I loved those old detector names…they had character and a place in time…
JOHN HOWLAND WITH FID UPDATE & A LITTLE BARFORIDAN ENGLISH
I Received a dispatch this morning from the Mayfly Pub where John Howland holds forth on special occasions (like Monday thru Friday). He sent along the latest on the Federation of Independent Detectorists as well as a little UFO stuff. And if you think he left out Wally, guess again…
You can read John’s latest by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date!
AMELIA EARHART, ANOTHER OF MY OBSESSIONS
Quite a while back I shared my fascination with famed flyer Amelia Earhart. Not sure how it all began but I have a feeling it has a lot to do with treasure hunting, only in this case the treasure is Amelia Earhart herself. I have been a member of the TIGHAR Group for sometime, and have read pretty much all there is to read about the flyer and her disappearance. I know you don’t give a rat’s ass about this but if by chance you do, let me recommend a very good book that I am now reading…”Amelia Earhart, the Truth at Last“, by Mike Campbell. It’s extremely detailed, full of factual information, and will get your brain working overtime. If you like real life mysteries and love to read, it’s a winner.