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….
The first caller Dan Sivilich was a delegate to the FMDAC way back when, and is now involved with the BRAVO organization, still doing a lot to promote our efforts. The next caller, Scott Mitchen shared the time he accidentally pulled a chair out from under Charles Garrett’s wife at one of the FMDAC banquets in Atlantic City. It was one of the first times he spoke before a large crowd, and needless to say, helping Eleanor Garrett up off the floor wasn’t in his plans!
Then Mark Schuessler and Denny Morrison were nice enough to call in and say hi, and it was good hearing their voices again. Mark is now the new president of the FMDAC, and is in the process of reorganizing the group. Looking forward to hearing more about this after the first of the year. If anyone can bring back some life to the FMDAC it’s Mark. I have known Mark for close to 35 years, and he is a “do’er” and was always available to help out the cause. I wish him luck.
Many thanks to Butch Holcombe, Dwayne Anderson and Jeff Lubbert for having me on the show, and I hope I get a reinvite so that we can discuss those other areas that we didn’t have time to get to. For those of you who weren’t able to listen in you can hear the podcast by clicking HERE.
Shortly after the show last night I got an email from Ron saying he was tied up and was only able to listen to the last ten minutes of the show. I am hoping that maybe Butch, Dwayne and Jeff will consider inviting Ron to be a guest on Relic Roundup. Would certainly be a great show. Ron just posted the following on his FB page, and I am anxious to hear more about what’s in the works…
“Well it has been a long time coming but I signed the contract today. Mark and I are starting a new project, more info as soon as I can. Probably spring or early summer”.
Whatever the “project” is, given the success of the “Lucky Muckers” show it should be great…. To learn more about Ron check out his website by clicking here.
Always thought it was cool to simply be known as “Chicago Ron”….how many other people can lay claim to a moniker like that? I thought about working on something similar, but “Dallas Dick” somehow doesn’t work (forget commenting Howland). On the British Metal Detecting website I have already been labeled “John’s Dick” because of my association with John Winter, and I am now thinking seriously about using “Richard” a little more. Can’t win for trying….