A frequent visitor and commenter on Stout Standards is “Bill from Lachine”, and he always raves over John Howland, and his crude commentary. I finally discovered why. Bill forwarded a photo of himself, and it suddenly made sense…
Jeezus, talk about “birds of a feather”. Howland also has a few photos like this (well at least he showed them to me). I was amazed at how in all the pictures he always had black socks on, wore black glasses and his nose looked big?
According to Bill the above photo was taken a few years ago in Vegas, and all the gals are Playmates (I have no idea what that means?).
For the record Bill is an administrator on the Canadian Metal Detecting Forum, and Lachine, in case you wonder, is in Quebec, Canada….
Thanks for the photo Bill. I will admit it’s difficult picking you out of the crowd….
A GOOD FRIEND AND TREASURE HUNTER HAS LEFT US…
Was sorry to hear of the passing of Larry Armstrong. Larry was always working to promote the pastime, and used to attend events all over the country. He was very active in the FMDAC, WWATS and AMDA, not to mention being an avid supporter of detectorists rights in and through aligned organizations such as GPAA and PLP, etc..
THE FIRST TEXAS COUNCIL TREASURE SHOW
I continually come across papers that were mis-filed, and today I found the following. A yellowed and aged memoir of yesterday….
My attendance and participation in this event was to present the FMDAC to the Texas Council and ask them to join our effort. As I remember a good many clubs did join that day. The event was well organized and it was fun seeing familar faces in another setting. If I remember right Ken White, Sr., paid my expenses so that I could spread the word about the FMDAC. Mr.White (who passed away in April of 1991) was always encouraging me to keep the ball rolling, and I will forever be grateful for his help…..
This year’s show will be held April 13th and 14th in Longview, Texas. For more information click HERE.
NO RESPONSE FROM THE PRINCIPALS TO THE “COALITION” IDEA
Well we had over 34 responses to my post of February 7th, but disappointingly, not one from the three “so called” national organizations (I know they all saw the post). I was really hoping to get their thoughts, opinions, etc. on my ten point plan, but alas it was not to be. Guess we will just have to keep checking their progress (or as has been the case of late, lack thereof).
HERE ON THE HOME FRONT….
Most exciting thing to happen here was Barnum got a new bed! Barnum (a.k.a. Big Jake), as I am sure you know is my best friend, and I would go so far as to say my only true friend. He follows me all over, despite the fact that he is blind and deaf. I can leave a room, and hear his paws padding right behind me.
For whatever reason his old bed was not doing the job any more. Not sure why, but he suddenly decided he wouldn’t lie in it. I looked at it (it sits here on the floor of my office), and I had agree it was pretty pathetic. In any case Big Jake lucked out and is now a happy camper (and I am a pretty lucky guy to have him).
FORUMS ARE BECOMING RIDICULOUS!
Visited one of the most popular forums this morning, and discoverd one of the hottest topics was how difficult it was to find ammunition? Is this a topic fitting for a metal detecting website, and is it any wonder we are viewed as misfits, looters, etc….?