I am very pleased to hear that The American Digger magazine has taken this action, and completely understand their reasoning. This show has never been anything more than a joke, and everyone involved in the pastime recognizes it. It has done nothing to further our best interests, and in fact it has hurt us. It needs to go. Butch and Anita Holcombe, you know you have the backing of every detectorist out there, and we hope you are successful in this effort!
Sidenote…. Butch and Anita have talked me into being a guest on Relic Roundup first week in December. They said I was, without a doubt, the oldest relic they could find. I guess that’s a compliment, right?
HURRICANE SANDY WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR A LONG TIME
It’s been almost six days since Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast, and millions are still without power. The devastation was so wide spread that electric companies from all over the United States have sent trucks and workers. My family back in New Jersey is still without power, but otherwise doing okay. Long lines waiting to get gas for generators
(if you are lucky enough to have one) and/or your vehicle are causing tempers to flare, and arguments to insue. I spent close to 50 years in New Jersey, and when my relatives say they were scared for their lives I know the storm had to be bad.
Here’s hoping that this week will be the one that brings back some normalcy to the Eastern seaboard, and some relief and comfort to those who have suffered and lost so much…
THANKS FOR RESPONDING….
Want to thank all of you who took the time to respond to my question about African Americans and their involvement in our pastime. The responses were interesting, varied and offered additional food for thought. I will admit that I sent out an email to many of my detecting friends, asking them to respond via the blog so the response is probably more than I might have received otherwise. Having said that, I did hear back from a few who were willing to share their thoughts with me, but did not want them posted on my blog. Why? No clue…..
One said he “would not touch the topic with a ten foot pole”…..another shared some really good thoughts, but just didn’t want them “out there” on the web. Baffles me since there was nothing derogatory in his response. In any case if you care to add your two cents, feel free to do so here. Thanks again to all who did….
THANKS TO REGTON, LTD FOR THE FOLLOWING….