Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sick and Tired…

I have come down with the flu, and for the past three days it has kicked my butt big time. I cannot remember the last time I have felt this bad. Of course I had  a physcial back on the 11th and decided to skip the flu shot, so I have no one to blame but myself. Continue reading

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2012, Looking Back…

Was thinking back over the past year and tried to put it in perspective, but it was not easy this time around. It was not a good year, not a bad year…simply an  okay year. I also know that given what so many other friends and relatives of mine have gone through, I should not complain! Continue reading

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A Ring Return on Christmas Eve…

In my post of December 9th I mentioned a class ring I had found in my junk jewelry box (from years ago), and I am happy to say I did indeed find the owner,  returned it, and she just called to thank me and wish me a Merry Christmas. Continue reading

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Enter the Grinch from Christmas past…

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John Howland has seen fit to bless Stout Standards three days before Christmas with a few words, and I thank him for taking a break from his holiday binge  (spending a holiday with him must be something…cannnot imagine). Continue reading

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The Whole is greater than the sum of its parts…

Got thinking about my being a guest on the Relic Roundup the other night, and realized that I had a lot of notes, some scribbled, some neatly printed, that never got addressed. No fault of the program host for sure. Just the result of  only an hour show, call-ins, commercials and a glitch here and there. Continue reading

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Last Night’s Relic Roundup…

I really enjoyed doing the American Digger Magazine’s Relic Roundup Show, and my only regret  was that we didn’t get to tackle a few areas that I wanted to address. Then again I appreciated hearing from a few old friends who kindly called in to say  hello, and to share a few stories from years ago…. Continue reading

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American Digger’s Relic Roundup…tomorrow night

Have received word from Butch Holcombe that the bugs have been fixed, and I am a go for tomorrow night. Hope you will  tune in to The American Digger’s Relic Roundup show (Monday, December 17th), and hope too that you might also find time to  call in.  I am honored to be a guest on this great show, and I am looking forward to it (even took a bath yesterday)……

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Update from a pub somewhere in the UK hinterlands…

John Howland saw the need to verbalize his feelings once again (always a scary thing), and if you are the least bit interested in what the sot has to say, click on the Malamute Saloon link above and scroll down to today’s date…. Continue reading

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My Roman Finds…

Well I thought with all my UK website and blog followers I would have had more responses to my request for help with my  Roman finds,  but apparently not.  John Howland did take a shot, and sent this email to me…. Continue reading

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More Treasure from the Trash…

Spent a good part of yesterday going through my boxes of UMO’s, (a term the late Joe Cook coined) junk jewelry and wheats, and came up with a few gems I didn’t know I had. I highly recommend this task to those of you who might find yourself wintered in…. Continue reading

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