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.
John Howland and I both offer our sincere condolences to all those affected by this terrible tragedy, as well as our wishes for a speedy recovery…..
JOHN HOWLAND & CELTIC TORQUES, THE CBA & PAUL BARFORD
Yep! All of those and more. What would a post from Bubba be without a mention of his pal Paul Barford, or as he’s more commonly known now, Warsaw Wally! His “No Wonder He Hides” blurb is sure to raise Mr. Barford’s hackles, but then who really cares? One can count the number of comments on his blog with one hand, indicating that even his “Warsaw Wally Fan Club” could care less. So if you are up to a chuckle or two, check out John’s latest update by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date!
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD TIMERS…
My last post resulted in a few surprise comments and emails from old friends, and while I now hate the word, old timers, that fits as well!
When Dan Hamilton, my old detecting partner from New Jersey commented I was really taken aback. We email frequently, but getting him to participate in any type of social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, a blog or forum, is impossible. Here’s hoping he get’s brave and chimes in from time to time, although if he does I hope he doesn’t share any of our old off-the-wall adventures. Some are best left untold!
Also heard from my old friend Arthur, who lives in Canada, and wanted to share his email in hopes that maybe someone reading here can help… He wrote:
“I was wondering if you have any news through the grape-vine about Paul Wilson who made the Wilson line of detectors? I had an old email of his from back in 2008, but I get no response from him now and his phone number no longer works. I imagine he’d be pushing 80 or more now. Just wondering if he passed his business onto someone else or if he shut down completely now?”
If any you know Paul or are familiar with his company, please email Arthur at email@example.com. Thanks….
CHICAGO RON’S NEW BLOG
Well Chicago Ron (a.k.a. Ron Guinazzo) now has a blog too, and I am happy he’s decided to go that route. Now I can pick his brain, and annoy him. You can check it out by clicking HERE. Good luck Ron. Looking forward to your updates and brainfarts (yep, we all have ’em).
Remember too that Ron will be starring in the new show “Dig Wars“, premiering on the Travel Channel, June 12th, at 9pm, Central time. I am hoping it’s a show we can all be proud of, and Ron knows I will be upfront with my opinions (not that anyone gives a crap)….
THANKS TO SCOTT CLARK FOR SHARING AND PROMOTING…
Wasn’t sure what to make of the following article when I read the headlines, but after reading it I understood. Saw the word “legitimacy” and immediately thought it must be about Howland. All kidding aside this is a great article, and Scott deserves a big thank you from all of us.
Scott also has a great blog, Metal Detecting in the USA. Do yourself a favor and check it out here, and then bookmark it. You won’t be sorry.