Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ellis Metal Detecting…..

Ellis2I just wanted to make you all aware of a unique, and very well done, website…. ELLIS METAL DETECTING. It belongs to my friend Mark Ellis,  from Toronto, Canada, and I hope you will add it your favorites… Continue reading

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Forums, Forums and More Forums….

Pretty sure by now you know I am not a big fan of forums.  Hard to give you an exact reason why, but I think part of it has to  do with me just getting older.  Those that frequent these sites are much younger, certainly out in the field more, and even have the wherewithal to make a movie at the same time. Continue reading

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On the Prowl Again….

Well “Warsaw Wally” is once again on the prowl.  He’s been in hot pursuit of one Brandon Neice, a detectorist from Idaho.  Why?  Because Brandon made the mistake of commenting on his blog.  I do not know Brandon, but I would highly recommend he not waste his time again, nor follow up with another response.  It’s merely pissing in the wind, and that’s much to good for Wally. Continue reading

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Remembering the Meaning of this Weekend….

This weekend we will be remembering all the brave men and women who gave their lives so we could live free in the greatest country in the world. Thanks to them you  will be enjoying that cookout, family get-together, parade, fireworks, whatever… They will not…. Let’s not get caught up in all the festivities that we forget the real meaning of Memorial Day. Continue reading

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Best Day Ever Video…..

If you go back to my post of April 23rd, I shared Dave Wise’s “best ever” day…..five George Washington Inaugural Buttons.  I ended it by saying I hoped his partner Todd Hiltz had taped it.  Well he did, and I just came across it on Facebook.  It’s 13 minutes long, and fun to watch. Enjoy and thanks Dave and Todd. Continue reading

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The “Real Treasure”….Right Under Your Nose!

Given the events of recent days I wanted to remind you all that while metal detecting is a terrific pastime, and finding coins, gold jewelry and relics are what we lust after, the real treasures are right under our nose and can be taken away in mere seconds.  All one has to do is visit Moore, Oklahoma.  One moment all was well with the world, and  a minute or two later everything they cherished was gone. Heartbreaking. Continue reading

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Were They Really the Good Ole Days?…..

My dad used to throw around the term “good ole days” a lot, as if “today” didn’t stand a chance of measuring up.  I used to laugh at his stories…  how far he  had to walk to school, how much he was paid each week working at the paper mill, how much his first car cost, and on and on and on. He never  tired of telling these stories, and honestly I never really appreciated them until now. Now that he’s gone I would give anything to hear them again (he passed away in 2001). Continue reading

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Dateline: Bournemouth, UK….

Just received the latest epistle from the Malamute Saloon, and it appears as though the author has been imbibing just a little.  When he starts off with an arkie joke  you know you know that something is up, as in a glass of Aberlour with a splash of water (and that’s probably just an apertif for lunch). Continue reading

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Weekend Events….

THIS WEEKEND’S HUNTS

I have been amiss in not mentioning a couple of forthcoming weekend events and was taken to task for it. My apologies… Both are at the Jersey shore, and after Hurricane Sandy it would be nice if you would consider supporting the folks who make their livelihood there. Continue reading

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The “Groupie” from Poland….

Well I mentioned last update that Warsaw Wally was checking in here for material, and now I can add that his visits are increasing with each passing day.  I am thrilled and  honored to have such a well known archaeolologist become a regular here. It would be even better if he were not well known for being the laughingstock amongst his peers. Continue reading

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